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Thai Air Force jet crashes, pilot dead

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Two Royal Thai Air Force F-16 aircraft fly in formation

Two Royal Thai Air Force F-16 aircraft fly in formation in Korat. Photo: Melani R. Stemmler, U.S. Marine Corps.


Bangkok, Oct 18 (DPA) An US-made F16 fighter jet crashed in northern Thailand Monday, killing the pilot, the Royal Thai Air Force said.

‘This is the first F16 crash we’ve ever had,’ Air Vice Marshal Monton Sanchukorn said.

The jet was flying with three other fighters from Nakhon Sawan province to Chiang Mai when it crashed around 10 a.m. (0300 GMT), about 350 km north of Bangkok, Monton said.

Pilot Flight Lieutenant Thanikorn Luengrungwalee died in the crash.

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