The body of Yung Sam, the Cambodian pilot of the Lao Airlines flight that crashed on Wednesday, killing all 49 passengers and crew aboard, was flown back to Phnom Penh on Saturday, and was set to be cremated at his home in Kandal province Sunday evening, local officials said. A Lao Airlines official said that the airline would also compensate the 58-year-old pilotís family. All 44 passengers and five crew members perished when Lao Airlines flight QV301 went down in the Mekong River in Southern Laos en route from Vientiane to Pakse at about 4 p.m. on Wednes*day.
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