Two dead as plane crash-lands in Myanmar

Yangon, Dec 25 (IANS) A plane with 71 people on board collided with a mountain rock and caught fire Tuesday in poor weather in Myanmar, killing a child passenger and a cyclist on the ground, Xinhua reported.

The F-100 plane belonging to private airline Air Bagan crash-landed in misty conditions on a field near Heho airport in Shan state. Two pilots of the aircraft were injured.

There were 63 passengers, including 51 foreign tourists, in the flight bound for Heho from Yangon.

The plane made an emergency landing around 9 a.m. three kilometres from Heho airport but caught fire after hitting a mountain rock.

Two cyclists were knocked down by the aircraft, killing one of them and injuring the other.

Air Bagan flies to 20 domestic destinations using six planes.


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