One person has died and another injured after a military training aircraft crashed in Saraphi this afternoon, July 11.
The accident occurred at around 4 p.m with the aircraft crashing in a forested area near Wat Pa Poe in Moo 2 Tha Wang Tang although some reports suggest the aircraft came down in Pa Daet – a short distance away.
Lt. Gen. Phongsak Samachai, a spokesman for the Air Force, confirmed the crash, telling media that the aircraft that went down was an L-39, a high-performance jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. The plane was part of the 411 Fighter Squadron, known locally as Wing 41.
Despite its antique age, the L-39 has a reasonable operating history with Wikipedia only listing two fatal accidents involving the aircraft.
The cause of the accident remains unknown with the air force sending investigators to the scene.
ด่วน….เครื่องบินขับไบ่ตกโดยโฆษกกองทัพอากาศ ระบุเป็นเครื่องบินขับไล่และฝึก แบบที่ 1 L 39 สังกัด ฝูงบิน 411…