A plane carrying 49 people crashes into the Mekong River in Laos. No survivors were found.
Oct. 17, 2013People arrive at the crash site of an ATR-72 turboprop plane near Pakse, Laos. Bad weather is being blamed for the crash of a Laos Airlines plane that plunged into the Mekong River, killing all 49 people on board.Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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