Daily News header

Plane Crash Kills Lao Senior Officials

By     get stories by email

Three People Survived The Crash

A Lao military plane crashed on Saturday as it approached an airport, killing five senior officials and members of the crew on board.

Around twenty people were on the aircraft, including the defense minister Douangchay Phichit and other top members of the country's ruling party when the accident happened.

The senior officials were set to attend a commemoration ceremony in Xieng Khouang province.

lao

The military plane left the capital Vientiane on Saturday morning with senior military officers and other government officials.

Douangchay's wife and some of his aids also died in the plane crash.

Three people, including a flight attendant, reportedly survived the accident.

US Saddened By The Loss Of Life

In a press statement, US Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said the US is deeply saddened to hear the news of the plane crash in Laos and extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Laos.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with all the people of Laos at this difficult time." - Ms. Psaki

In October 2013, a Laotian civilian airplane crashed into the Mekong River due to bad weather, killing all 49 people on board.

Laos is one of Asia's poorest nations.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Just released today by NASA we learned that just before the last Summer Olympics a solar event nearly destroyed all communications and power grids.
Nurit Greenger talks to Daniel Silva. AMIT educates students, and author Daniel Silva entices the student-reader's imagination with his books.
A German manufacturer of ATM and POS solutions - BitXatm - recently announced that it would be installing 1,000 Bitcoin ATM machines across the United States.
Australia has taken a lead in supporting public health in India over the years. With XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne.
World homeopathic healing artist, chiropractor to the stars Dr. Richard Bernard is back in Hollywood from world travels to treat those from all walks of life. This story tells more.
John Child says although the countdown to a new constitution has started, the likelihood of getting a constitution at all next year, is very low.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site