Wreck of crashed Cambodian plane found

By Xinhua

Phnom Penh : Rescuers jumped down from helicopters to the crash scene on Mountain Bokor, Kampot province, Wednesday morning, to search for victims of Monday's air crash, said aviation official.

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    No bodies have been found yet, but part of the wreck has been identified, Keo Sivron told Xinhua by phone from Kampot.

    "We don't know how many people survived and how many died," he said.

    Meanwhile, Kampot Governor Khoy Khun Hour told reporters at the scene that the helicopters spotted the wreck at 07:00 a.m. (0000 GMT) on Wednesday.

    Over 2,000 soldiers, including Prime Minister Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit, have been searching the mountain area since Monday.

    The efforts were stymied on Tuesday by rain, mud and dense forest, but resumed early Wednesday morning.

    The U4 241 Flight from Cambodia's PMT Air flying from Siem Reapto Sihanoukville crashed on Mountain Bokor on Monday, the worst air accident in Cambodia in the past decade.

    Among the people on board, 16 were tourists, with 13 from South Korea and three from Czech Republic, and the rest crew members.

    Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are the top two travel destinations of the kingdom.