26 Dec 2012

Two dead in emergency landing

7:19 am on 26 December 2012

At least two people were killed and another 11 injured after a plane made an emergency landing in Myanmar on Tuesday morning.

The Air Bagan Fokker jet was carrying more than 60 passengers on a domestic flight from Rangoon to Heho when it crash-landed about 3km from the runway.

A fire in one of the engines reportedly caused the accident.

Government officials confirmed a passenger was found dead inside the plane.

A motorcyclist near Heho airport was killed when the plane made an emergency landing in thick fog in a rice field. The plane broke in half on impact.

Heho is the gateway to Inle Lake in Shan state, a the popular tourist destination.