A Lao Airlines plane on an internal flight from the capital, Vientiane, to the south of the country, crashed into the Mekong in the late afternoon[...]
A television station in neighboring Thailand said 39 people had been killed.
|Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 15):|
How sad. Not happy with the passenger list being out there so soon.
|Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 14):|
Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 12):Unconfirmed but looking like RDPL-34233, ATR 72-600
Delivered new on March 29 this year.
|Quoting Spacepope (Reply 19):|
I don't see what's extraordinary about that tally. 2 pilots, 3 cabin crew?
|Quoting icna05e (Reply 22):|
Maybe people from ATR? Is it common for airlines to have instructors from the manufacturer help the in-service process?
|Quoting nethkt (Reply 26):|
Still wonder, with the typhoon warning, they still operate the flight.
|Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 12):|
Unconfirmed but looking like RDPL-34233, ATR 72-600
|Quoting EL-AL (Reply 29):|
I flew this exact flight (Lao airlines 515) in 2011, also on a new ATR 72-600.
|Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 24):|
It's a former French colony and there are a LOT of French people in SE Asia.
|Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):|
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|Quoting A388 (Reply 38):|
I would like to know the cause and explanation of that cause of this accident.
|Quoting B777LRF (Reply 41):|
The wreckage hasn't even been salvaged yet, and here is the first cry from the internet for instant gratification.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 45):|
Where do you see the passenger list in that link? I can't see anything.
|Quoting A388 (Reply 38):|
I would like to know the cause and explanation of that cause of this accident. So far the bad weather is blamed but what happened that caused the crash? Seeing that the ATR72-600 is the most advanced turboprop in its class using the latest technologies, what could have caused this fatal crash? Extreme turbulence, lightning strike (not likely I would assume), icing on the wings (I also can't imagine this but such an accident happened to my knowledge with an American Eagle ATR72) or what else? I can't imagine extreme heavy rain can be a factor as the pilots should be able to fly under those circumstances using the advanced cockpit systems, right?
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