At Least 100 Feared Dead in Thai Crash

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Thailand: At Least 100 Feared Dead in Thai Crash Video images show ambulances at the crash scene with smoke billowing in the background. Photo by cnn.com

At least 100 people are feared dead after a plane crashed on landing in bad weather at the Thai resort of Phuket, aviation officials say, as cited by CNN.

The plane, carrying 123 passengers, a number of them foreigners, crashed after hitting the runway heavily in strong winds and heavy rain.

Worapot Ratthaseema, deputy governor of Thailand's Phuket island, said that as many as 100 were dead, based on assessments that as few as 20 passengers made it of the wreck alive.

"I believe 90 percent or about 100 passengers are fear dead," Worapot said, adding that Phuket airport in southern Thailand had been temporarily closed.

Flight OG 269, operated by budget airline One-Two-Go, was landing after a journey from the capital, Bangkok.
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