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All those on board were killed when an AN-24 aircraft flying between two tourist destinations in Cambodia crashed on 25 June in the Kom Chhay mountain range in the Kampot province.
Search teams that reached the site confirmed all those on board were killed when they reached the site after a two-day search. The aircraft reportedly crashed during a storm on its way to Sihanoukvill from Siem Reap, which is described as the country's main tourist hub and site of the Angkor Wat temple complex.
According to The Associated Press, 13 South Korean and three Czech tourists were on board, as well as five Cambodian airline employees and the Uzbek crew chief. The bodies will be taken to Phnom Penh for identification, according to Nhim Vanda, a vice chairman of the National Committee for Disaster Management. The aircraft's flight data recorder has reportedly been retrieved and is to be sent to Russia for analysis.
The aircraft was operated by PMT Air, a small Cambodian airline that began flights in January from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. The South Korean aviation authorities said that it plans to carry out safety inspections of PMT Air and six other foreign airlines.
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