Sunday, September 16, 2007

87 killed in Thai plane crash

A plane has crashed at Phuket airport in Thailand, killing at least 87 people on board. The One-Two-Go plane, Flight 269 flying from Bangkok to Phuket, skidded off the runway in heavy rain and crashed into an embankment. A fire then broke out inside the aircraft and some of the survivors are said to have been burnt.

Many of the 128 on board are said to be foreign tourists. At least 43 have survived, according to authorities, and are being treated at a nearby hospital. Nationalities of those being treated include 1 Australian, 1 Austrian, 8 Britons, 4 Germans, 1 Italian and 7 Thais [CNN].

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