Plane crash in Myanmar
The aircraft carrier Air Bagan had 65 passengers on board when it crashed, including several foreign tourists. One of those killed was an eleven year old boy who was a passenger in the plane, according to the country's information ministry.
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According to state television passengers were people who were going on Christmas break, four of whom were foreign tourists. Airline reports that two were from the USA, one from Storbrititannia and one was Korean. While reporting information Ministry that there were 51 foreigners on board the aircraft, writes AP.
The other was a motorcyclist who was on the ground. Eleven-year-old was not identified Tuesday morning. The victim is taken to a nearby hospital, according to staff at the airport.
The plane, which was of the Fokker-100, described as old. It was forced to make an emergency landing outside the airport Heho in Shan state, but the cause of the accident is not clear. The area is popular with tourists because of the beautiful Inle Lake.
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- A passenger who was missing, was found dead inside the plane. We are working to identify the person, the company Air Bagan on their Facebook page.
A spokesman for the company said that the fire broke out in one of the engines as the plane was heading in for landing, and that it broke in two in the middle when it crashed.
The authorities say however that the pilot was wrong landing strip and a landvei because of bad weather, the news agency AP.
The plane landed a few miles outside the airport Heho. The two pilots are among the injured.
Air Bagan is one of several domestic airlines carrying an increasing number of tourists. More and more people come to Myanmar after the regime has eased the restrictions.