Fiery End to Phuket-Bound Plane

See Also: Low-Cost and High-Risk A Thai-owned budget airliner filled with foreign tourists crashed amid bad weather and low visibility on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket on Sunday afternoon, killing more than 80 and leaving dozens wounded. Flight OG269 operated by privately run no-frills airline One-Two-Go received permission to abort the landing at the last minute, but the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 jet dropped from the sky and split into two as it smashed into trees and a wall before bursting into flames, news reports said. About 44 of the 128 passengers and crew members on board were Thai nationals, with foreigners comprising the rest.

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