ATR Crash in Laos Kills All Aboard

AINsafety » October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013, 12:30 PM

An ATR-72 operated by Lao Airlines crashed into the Mekong River on October 16 while on approach to the Pakse Airport in southern Laos. All 49 people aboard–including five crewmembers–died in the accident. Early reports said local Pakse weather was poor with the passing of a typhoon. The twin-turboprop’s fuselage broke up on impact and sank in the river.

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