Lao Airlines Plane Crash Kills All 44 Aboard in Mekong River

October 16, 2013 Updated: October 16, 2013

A Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong river in Laos on Wednesday. All 44 passengers died.

There were 39 passengers, and five crew members aboard. 

The Bangkok Post reports bad weather surrounded the ART twin-turbo plane as it attempted to land in Champassak province in southern Laos.

The flight, QV301, was headed from Vientiane, near the southern border of Laos near Thailand, to Pakse. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.