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Lao Airlines plane crashes, 49 killed

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  • Writer: Anucha Charoenpo and AFP
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A Lao Airlines plane from Vientiane crashed just before landing at Pakse airport on Wednesday, killing all 49 people onboard, an airline official said. 

The ATR twin-turbo flight QV301 with 44 passengers and five crew on board crashed into the Mekong River as it was coming in to land at the airport in Champassak province in southern Laos.

The plane left Wattay airport in Vientiane at 2.45pm and crashed at 4pm, the official said.

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