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LAO Airlines Crash Update

Friday, November 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAO Airlines Crash Update

At last the flight data recorder from the crash of a Lao Airlines turboprop ATR-72 has been recovered from the Mekong river. The cockpit voice recorder has been located also but has not yet been retrieved due to the strong currents and muddy water of the Mekong. The flight data recorder tracks technical data:... »

Painful Search Continues in Laos

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Painful Search Continues in Laos

photographer Teerawut W Retrieval of the Lao Airlines plane that crashed in the Mekong river on a go-around has been hampered by primitive conditions. The plane has only been in service since March 2013. The plane encountered a strong gust of wind, its nose lifted, then the ATR-72-600 impacted near Done Kho Island. Although... »

LAO Airlines Crash Update: Victims Named

Monday, October 21, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAO Airlines Crash Update: Victims Named

Sixteen Lao, seven French, six Australians, five Thais, three Koreans, three Vietnamese and one each from China, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States died in the ATR-72 crash near Pakse Airport in the Mekong river. From Sidney, the Rhodes family was identified, 39-year-old Gavin, a tax consultant from western Sydney, his wife, Phoumalaysy, 35... »

Lao Airlines Victims Recovered in Mekong River

Thursday, October 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

There were Australians-a family of four and an aid worker and his father-aboard the ATR 72 crash in Laos. Forty-four passengers including five crew died in the crash. THe plane caught the tail end of a typhoon and crashed in the Mekong River. People from ten countries were aboard, including Koreans, French and Australians.... »

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