Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Two Killed In Burmese Air Crash

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A Burmese airliner packed with Christmas tourists has crash-landed in central Burma, killing at least two people and injuring 11.

Burmese state television reports that four foreigners were among the injured.

The fatalities included an 11-year-old passenger on the plane thought to be a Burmese citizen and a man riding a motorcycle on the road where the plane came down on December 25.

The Air Bagan flight was carrying 63 passengers -- 51 of them foreigners -- and six crew members.

The airline described the incident as an "emergency landing."

But Burmese authorities said the pilot mistook the road for a runway because of fog.

They say the aircraft made a hard landing on the road and caught on fire after coming to a stop in a rice paddy field.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

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