49 Reported Dead in Laos Plane Crash

44 passengers and five crew members, all on board were killed

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A plane crash in Laos on Wednesday killed all 49 people on board, a spokesman for the Thai Foreign Ministry said.

The domestic flight was carrying 44 passengers and five crew members when it crashed on its way from Vientiane to Pakse in southern Laos, the Associated Press reports. 

The crash occurred Wednesday at about 4 p.m. local time.