Three killed in Burma plane crash

Three people were killed and at least 11 were injured when a plane packed with Christmas tourists missed an airport runway and landed in a rice paddy field in Burma, state television reported.

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Two killed as plane crash-lands in Burma

Two people were killed and at least 10 were injured when a plane packed with Christmas tourists missed an airport runway and landed in a rice paddy field in Burma, state television reported.

The Air Bagan plane landed beyond Heho airport in Shan state, killing an 11-year-old passenger and a motorcyclist on the ground, MRTV said.

At least 10 people were wounded, including the pilot, it was reported.

Plane forced to make 'emergency landing'

Air Bagan said the plane, which was carrying 63 passengers and six crew members, was forced to make an "emergency landing".

Witnesses said smoke filled the plane when it hit the ground and was still rising from the plane's badly charred wreckage hours later.

Airport officials in Heho said that injured passengers were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Taunggyi for treatment.

Scene of plane crash in northeast Burma

Two people were killed and at least ten injured in a plane crash in Burma today, state television reported.

These pictures were taken at the scene.

Smoke from the plane is seen in the distance
Smoke from the Air Bagan plane is seen in the distance Credit: Reuters
Burma plane crash scene
State television said the passenger plane missed an airport runway in heavy fog Credit: Reuters
The wreckage of the plane in a rice paddy
The wreckage of the plane in a rice paddy Credit: Reuters