Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thai Air force: crashed fighters on regular air patrol

The two fighter planes that flew close to the Cambodian border on Thursday were Thai F16s on a regular patrol, and had nothing to do with the Cobra Gold 2011 exercise, air force spokesman Air Marshal Monthon Satchukorn said on Friday.

AM Monthon said there was an misunderstanding,  that the planes were taking part in the Cobra Gold 2011 exercise being held in the 2nd and 3rd Army Regions.

In fact, the two F16 fighters which flew to within two or three kilometres of the Cambodian border yesterday belong to the Thai air force.

They were flying a regular air patrol from Wing 1 in Nakhon Ratchasima and not carrying any weapons, AM Monthon said.

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