Plane carrying Laotian minister goes down

Last updated 17:54 17/05/2014
Laos plane crash
Reuters

DEJA VU: Last year's crash in southern Laos killed all 49 people on board, among them nationals of 10 countries.

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A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country's defence minister has crashed, Thailand's Foreign Ministry says.

There was no immediate word on casualties, said the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Sek Wannamethee.

He said that the plane took off from the capital, Vientiane, and crashed in the northeastern province of Xiangkhoung, about 470 kilometres away.

He said he was informed of the crash by authorities in neighbouring Laos.

He did not immediately have any other details.

In October, a Lao Airlines ATR-72 turboprop crashed during a heavy storm as it approached Pakse Airport in southern Laos, killing all 49 people on board.

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