ALERT JAS 39 Gripen jet Crashed at Hat Yai Airport, Thailand during airshow today at 0940 LT

Plane Crashed at Hat Yai Airport, Thailand during airshow today at 0940 LT. The 35-year-old pilot was flying a Swedish-made JAS 39 Gripen jet. Thailand’s national Children’s Day is celebrated yearly on the second Saturday of January. http://ift.tt/2iSn5mn

Publié par AIRLIVE.net sur vendredi 13 Janvier 2017

The 35-year-old pilot was flying a Swedish-made JAS 39 Gripen jet.
Thailand’s national Children’s Day is celebrated yearly on the second Saturday of January.

Footage of the accident captured shrieks from a startled crowd as the jet took a nosedive and crashed near the airport’s runway, releasing fiery plumes of smoke.

“One pilot was killed in the accident this morning,” defence ministry spokesman Major General Kongcheep Tantravanich told AFP.

No one else was harmed in the incident, according to an airport official, as the audience was gathered a considerable distance away from the crash site.

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