Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Air Bagan plane makes emergency landing in Shan jungle

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 10:49 Mizzima News

Air-Bagan flight W9-011 Yangon- Mandalay- Heho made an emergency landing in heavy snow some two miles from Heho Airport on Tuesday morning. A fire reportedly broke out as the plane came down in the jungle, an eyewitness told Mizzima. The airline said that 65 passengers were on the flight, and that one is currently unaccounted for. The pilot received a slight head injury, Air Bagan said, though no other details are as yet known.

Heho is a town in the Taunggyi District of Burma's southern Shan State. It is the main airport serving Inle Lake, one of the top tourist attractions in the country.

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