Crashed plane’s black box found, says Lao authorities


BANGKOK, 1 November 2013 – Lao authorities have successfully retrieved the “black box” or cockpit voice recorder from the Mekong River that will enable them to determine the cause of the crash. 

However, according to Yakhoa Lopaengkhoa, the director-general of Laos’ Department of Civil Aviation, the flight data recorder has not be found to date.

47 bodies have been found so far, 43 among which have already been identified.

The crash of a Lao Airline plane on October 16 is the the country’s worst aviation. All 49 people on board were killed, including five Thai nationals.