The crash of a Fokker 100 operated by Myanmar carrier Air Bagan has reportedly killed two people and injured 11 others.
The aircraft was en route from Mandalay to Heho, Myanmar on Dec. 25 when it crash-landed in a field near Heho Airport. Myanmar’s ministry of information has issued a statement saying there was heavy fog at the time. The airline, meanwhile, says it was an emergency landing.
There were 63 passengers on the plane, the ministry says. There was also six crew on board, according to reports.
One of the deceased was a child on the plane and the other was a motorist that the plane struck as it tried to land, says the ministry. Pictures of the crash site show burnt and strewn wreckage from the Fokker 100. The aircraft reportedly has local registration XY-AGC and was built in 1991.
Air Bagan is a privately-owned airline in Myanmar that operated two Fokker 100s and someturboprops. The other Fokker 100 was built in 1989. The Myanmar Civil Aviation Authority recently passed a regulation that aircraft flying in the country must be no more than 25 years old. That means Air Bagan’s remaining Fokker 100 will need to be phased out in 2014.