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Unconfirmed reports indicate that Lao Airlines is the operator of an ATR 72 turboprop has crashed during a service in Laos.
While the identity of the aircraft type has been confirmed by a source familiar with the situation, details of the accident remain sketchy.
Multiple fatalities are being reported as a result of the ATR 72 crash in southern Laos, said to have occurred as the aircraft attempted to land at Pakse airport.
Lao Airlines' flight QV301 is the flight involved, according to Chinese state media. The carrier's timetable shows this service operates the Vientiane-Pakse route.
Some 40 occupants are said to have been on board the aircraft. ATR says it is "aware" of the event but has yet to confirm details.
Laos' government indicates there is no evidence of survivors from the Lao Airlines ATR 72 crash in the south of the country.
It confirms that the accident involved flight QV301 which, it says, was transporting 44 passengers and five crew.
"Upon preparing to land at Pakse airport the aircraft ran into extreme bad weather conditions," says the statement from the transport ministry. "There [is] no news of survivors at this time."
reply to post by smurfy
There's a lot of conflicting information coming out right now. It's still pretty early. Thanks for the link.