- Title: CAMBODIA: Cambodia-Singapore cargo plane crash-lands, no-one killed
- Date: 18th October 2007
- Summary: (BN01) SLENG KONG, CAMBODIA (OCTOBER 17, 2007) (REUTERS ) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF CAMBODIAN OFFICIALS, POLICE AND RESCUE WORKERS ARRIVING AT CRASH SITE POLICE WALKING TO THE CRASH SITE EXTERIOR OF BROKEN PLANE BODY VARIOUS OF BROKEN PLANE IN RICE PADDY POLICE STANDING IN FRONT OF CABIN OF PLANE MORE OF WRECKAGE POLICE LOOKING AT WRECKAGE VILLAGERS LOOKING AT GARMENTS IN THE RICE PADDY (SOUNDBITE) (Khmer) VILLAGER PONE SOK SAYING: "I heard the crash but didn't really know where it was coming from." MAN WITH HEAD LAMP WADING THROUGH FLOODED RICE PADDY
- Reuters ID: LVA8CTVVDILD8Y19HHFGVIHWXDKH
- Location: Cambodia
- Country: Cambodia
- Duration: 00:01:30
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Story Text: A cargo plane flying between Cambodia and Singapore crash-landed shortly after take-off from Phnom Penh International Airport late on Wednesday (October 17) night.
Police, firemen and rescue teams waded through metre-high water to the plane which had crash landed in a rice paddy in the village Sleng Kong, on the outskirts of the capital.
Pone Sok, a villager who lives near the crash site said: "I heard the crash but didn't really know where it was coming from," said One of the crew of the Russian-made Antonov AN-12 which was exporting clothing, was injured.
Media reports said engine problem forced the crew to make the crash-landing in the flooded rice paddy.
In June, another Russian-made aircraft vanished from radar screens amidst bad weather and crashed into a mountainside. All 22 on board, included Koreans and Czech nations were killed.
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