No survivors found in Cambodian plane crash

Search teams say there are no survivors from a plane that crashed in southern Cambodia with 22 people aboard.

Search teams say there are no survivors from a plane that crashed in southern Cambodia with 22 people aboard.

The Russian-made An-24 aircraft operated by PMT Air crashed on Monday in southern Cambodia while flying between Siem Reap – site of the famed Angkor Wat temple complex – and Sihanoukville on the southern coast.

Those aboard included 13 South Korean and three Czech tourists.

“At this moment, I can say that no one has survived” the crash, prime minister Hun Sen said at a press conference in Kampot province, where the plane went down.

His announcement followed discovery of the crash site by rescue teams early today.

“All have died. It is confirmed,” Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said soon after a rescue helicopter team reported sighting of the downed plane.

Journalists who visited the site also said rescuers have retrieved the plane’s flight data recorder, which could hold crucial information about the conditions leading to the disaster.

The Russian-made An-24 aircraft operated by PMT Air crashed on Monday during a storm while flying between Siem Reap – site of the famed Angkor Wat temple complex – and Sihanoukville on the southern coast.

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