Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 8 November 2006
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: 40208
C/n / msn: 35A-635
First flight:
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base (TKH) (   Thailand) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base (TKH/VTPI), Thailand
Destination airport:Khon Kaen Airport (KKC/VTUK), Thailand
Narrative:
The pilots apparently lost control shortly after takeoff. The airplane crashed, broke up and burst into flames.
The Learjet was on an operation to survey a route to take pictures of an air raid competition due later in November 2006.


Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Khon Kaen-bound Thai Air Force reconnaissance jet crashes, seven dead (TNA News 8-11-1972)
» Thai Air Force plane crash kills seven (Reuters, 8-11-1972)
» Thai Aviation History website


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Nakhon Sawan/Takhli Air Base to Khon Kaen Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (185 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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