Laos plane crashes into Mekong River leaving 49 dead

Posted on October 18, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Tourists Injured, Tourists Killed, Travel Aviation

The BBC reports that dozens of people were killed in southern Laos when a plane crashed into the Mekong River. Foreigners from some 10 countries including seven from France were among the dead, as well as Laotian nationals. The plane belonging to state-run Lao Airlines crashed in bad weather just before it was due to land at Pakse airport. A Lao Airlines statement on Facebook gave a total of 49 dead; other earlier reports put the figure at 44. Read article

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