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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Laos Dies in Plane Crash

Saturday, May 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Laos Dies in Plane Crash

A plane carrying the Deputy Prime Minister of Laos, along with several other high profile officials, crashed in Pek district, Xieng Khouang province, around 500 kilometres away from the capital city Vientiane. The accident happened on the morning of May 17 when the plane was taking 20 people to Xieng Khouang to attend a... »

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 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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