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Three Queenslanders in fatal Burma plane crash

This photo taken on December 25, 2012 shows a man walking the fuselage of an Air Bagan passenger plane burn after it crashed near Heho airport in Myanmar's eastern Shan state. The Myanmar ageing Fokker-100 plane carrying 65 passengers including foreign tourists crash-landed in eastern Shan state, leaving two people dead and 11 others injured, the airline and officials said.   AFP PHOTO
This photo taken on December 25, 2012 shows a man walking the fuselage of an Air Bagan passenger plane burn after it crashed near Heho airport in Myanmar's eastern Shan state. The Myanmar ageing Fokker-100 plane carrying 65 passengers including foreign tourists crash-landed in eastern Shan state, leaving two people dead and 11 others injured, the airline and officials said. AFP PHOTO

AN AUSTRALIAN woman has spoken of her fear she would die during a plane crash in Burma.

Anna Bartsch, 31, of Adelaide, and her boyfriend Stuart Benson, 32, were among five Australians who survived the crash, the ABC reported.

Two people died and 11 were reportedly injured when the plan burst into flames in a rice paddy near the Heho airport on Christmas Day.

Smoke and flames rising from the scene of an Air Bagan passenger plane crash near Heho airport in Myanmar's eastern Shan state.

Ms Bartsch told ABC flames burst out from the back of the plane and some of the doors would not open.

''That's when I definitely thought, 'I think we're going to die here. I can't see that all of these people are going to get out in time and we're sort of down the back and I reckon this might be it,''' she said.

'Two of the five Australian passengers are from South Australia, and the other three from Queensland.

Burmese officials said two people died, including a motorcyclist who was struck by the plane.

More on this story at Brisbanetimes.com.au

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