The Chinese made transport plane vanished early on Wednesday afternoon during a weekly military flight.
Nine navy ships, five military planes and two helicopters were mobilised on Thursday to search for the missing aircraft, the army said in its latest news release.
A military statement said three bodies, a child and two adults, were found by a navy ship close to the southern coast of Myanmar.
The bodies have been linked to the plane because search crews also found a wheel, thought to be from the Y-8-200F transport plane.
More to follow…