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Datum:Samstag 17 Mai 2014
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A743 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-74TK-300
Fluggesellschaft:Laos Government
Kennzeichen: RDPL-34020
Werknummer: 36547098982
Baujahr: 2009-09-17 (4 years 8 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) von Xieng Khouang Airport (XKH) (   Laos)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Vientiane-Wattay Airport (VTE/VLVT), Laos
Flug nach:Xieng Khouang Airport (XKH/VLXK), Laos
An Antonov An-74 of the Laos Government was involved in an accident near Xieng Khouang Airport (XKH), Laos. Three of the seventeen occupants initially survived, but two later succumbed to their injuries.
Among those killed were the Minister of Defense of Laos, Douangchay Phichit, Minister of Public Security Thongbanh Sengaphone, and the governor of Vientiane.

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Distance from Vientiane-Wattay Airport to Xieng Khouang Airport as the crow flies is 173 km (108 miles).
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