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Tourist Plane Crash

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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A PMT Air chartered flight traveling from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville has crashed near Kirrirom. 22 people are feared dead.
EAS presents the latest news from wire services....

Korean State News Agency Yonhap is reporting a PMT Air chartered flight carrying 22 people including 13 South Koreans, three Cambodians and crew, has crashed.

The plane went missing at around 11 am after taking off from Siem Reap Airport early Monday, news reports said.

Japan's Kyodo News Agency said the plane crashed near Kirirom Mountain, 130 kilometers west of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

The stricken aircraft is a Russian-made AN-24 plane, according to aviation officials.
Chartered plane crashed flying tourist route in Cambodia, 20 feared killed

A chartered plane flying Monday between two popular tourist destinations in Cambodia has crashed, with at least 20 people on board feared killed, an aviation official said.

The plane, a Russian-made AN-24, was flying from Siem Reap -- where the famous Angkor Wat temple complex is located -- to Sihanoukville, a coastal city with access to beaches, said Him Sarun, Cabinet chief for the Secretariat of Civil Aviation.

Foreigners were believed to be among the passengers, though their number and nationalities were not immediately available. The name of the charter airline also could not immediately be confirmed. - (Associated Press)

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