Plane Crash-Lands On Road In Myanmar

A private airliner crash-lands on road in central Myanmar on Christmas day. Authorities said the tragedy left at least two people dead and eleven others injured.



Air Bagan, one of the airlines that fly domestic routes in Myanmar, had 71 people on board, 48 of which are foreigners.

In a statement, the company identified the injured tourists as two Americans, a French national and a Taiwanese, reports the Associated Press via Yahoo! News.

Air Bagan reportedly stated that “the plane hit electrical cables about a mile from Heho airport as it descended and landed in rice fields.”

The plane, according to the statement, burst into flames after the passengers were safely evacuated by the crew.

State media reported the airliner “mistakenly landed due to fog beside the runway.” Officials have not released the names of the two fatalities. They were only identified as a passenger and a motorcycle rider who was on the road where the Fokker jet landed.