Fighter jet crashes during Children's Day airshow in Thailand
Saturday, January 14, 2017
A fighter jet crashed, killing the pilot, at Thailand this morning during an annual airshow., ,
Thecrashed onto a runway at around 9:30 am local time (0230 ) and exploded, closing the airport to commercial flights. The pilot was identified as Squadron Leader Dilokrit Pattavee. Local media reports an rolled over while responding.
Children screamed in video footage of the crash. Theasked that images of the accident not be shared, but this has not deterred the press. Air Force spokesperson Pongsak Semachai said an investigatory commission would be formed. Prime Minister offered his sympathies to Pattavee's relatives.
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