Royal Thai Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules in flight

Engine Malfunction Reported on Prayuth’s Plane

BANGKOK — An air force plane carrying junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha was forced to return to Bangkok for an emergency landing Thursday morning due to a reported mechanical problem.

The junta leader, who was scheduled to visit Koh Samui, had to delay his departure by an hour and a half after pilots discovered a malfunction in one of the C-130’s propellers about 45 minutes after takeoff.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English


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