Monday, March 9, 2009

Thai Air Force crash kills 1

Thai pilot killed in Air Force plane crash

2nd pilot of an Air Force plane was killed when the plane crashed while taking off at a military airport. -The Nation/ANN 

Sat, Mar 07, 2009
The Nation/Asia News Network

LOP BURI, THAILAND - The second pilot of an Air Force plane was killed when the plane crashed while taking off at a military airport here Friday morning.

Police said Flying Officer Pongsakorn Thatinuwat was killed inside his seat.

The first pilot, Flying Officer Thossapol Dejsupha, and three mechanics suffered slight injuries.

The accident happened shortly after 10 am.

The plane's engines developed a malfunction, causing it crash shortly after it took off, police said.

--The Nation/ANN

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