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Air Force Trainer Goes Down at Bhumibol Dam, 1 Dead

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RTA Aero L-39 Albatros Advanced Trainer

Royal Thai Air Force L-39 Albatros. Photo: TSGT James E. Lotz, USA.

TAK — An air force officer died after ejecting from his plane Tuesday while his co-pilot survived the impact.

Squadron Leader Kroekkiat Suwanno, 36, was found hanging from his parachute in a tree after his jet crashed onto the Bhumibol Dam Golf Course in the Sam Ngao district of Tak province. His co-pilot, Group Capt. Jirasak Namwongtri, 42, survived.

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By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich
Khaosod English

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