Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Australians among those dead in Mekong plane crash

Australians among those dead in Mekong plane crash



Six Australians are reported to be among those killed in a plane crash in southern Laos.

All 44 people aboard a domestic flight were killed when the plane crashed while attempting to land at a popular tourist town.

The Lao Airlines plane came down in the Mekong River.

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed there were six Australians on board, including a family of four from New South Wales.

The aircraft crashed in bad weather just before it was due to land at Pakse airport, an airline official quoted by the Bangkok Post said.

The plane was on a flight from the Lao capital Vientiane.

The national airline of Laos operates domestic as well as international services to countries such as Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

It operates 14 aircraft, including two ATR 73-600 of the type involved in the crash.

Thursday, October 17, 2013



Six Australians are reported to be among those killed in a plane crash in southern Laos.

All 44 people aboard a domestic flight were killed when the plane crashed while attempting to land at a popular tourist town.

The Lao Airlines plane came down in the Mekong River.

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed there were six Australians on board, including a family of four from New South Wales.

The aircraft crashed in bad weather just before it was due to land at Pakse airport, an airline official quoted by the Bangkok Post said.

The plane was on a flight from the Lao capital Vientiane.

The national airline of Laos operates domestic as well as international services to countries such as Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

It operates 14 aircraft, including two ATR 73-600 of the type involved in the crash.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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