Saturday, May 17, 2014

Laotian Antonov An-74 crash

What a strange looking plane. More info here.

Laos is never in the news. But this crash ended the streak. Some very important people died in the crash, including:

  • Douangchay Phichit: deputy prime minister/defense minister/Politburo member
  • Thongbane Sengaphone: chief of public security
Whether this was an unfortunate accident or sabotage is unknown. It will be interesting to see how the government deals with the power vacuum.

1 comment:

Sanchez said...

Very similar plane An-72 crashed in December 2012 in Southern Kazakhstan killing 27 people. Most of them were high rank military officials.