Thai Air Force fighter jet crashes, pilot killedOctober 18th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) — An F-16 fighter jet crashed in northern Thailand on Monday, killing the pilot, the Royal Thai Air Force said.
The fighter jet disappeared from the radar at 10 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) while it was flying from the central Nakhon Sawan province along with other three fighter jets to the northern Chiang Mai province.
“This is the first F16 crash we’ve ever had,” Air Vice Marshal Monton Sanchukorn told reporters. He confirmed that Lieutenant Thanikorn Luengrungwalee died in the crash.
The Royal Thai Air Force has nearly 60 F-16s in service.
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