According to Bangkok Post, the ATR twin-turbo flight QV301 with 44 people on board crashed into the Mekong River as it was coming in to land at the airport in Champassak province in southern Laos.
Officials told the newspaper that the accident was caused by bad weather.
The plane left Wattay airport in Vientiane at 2.45 pm and crashed at 4 pm at Don Khong in Phonethong district near Pakse, reports said.
Reports said there were 39 passengers and five crew members on board the flight.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-10-2013)