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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2016
Date:Friday 6 March 2009
Time:ca 10:00
Type:GAF Nomad N.22B
Operator:Royal Thai Air Force - RTAF
Registration: L9-5/25
C/n / msn: N22B/137
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lop Buri Air Base (   Thailand)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Lop Buri Air Base (VTBL), Thailand
Destination airport:Phitsanulok Airport (PHS/VTPP), Thailand
Crashed shortly after takeoff from the Lop Buri Air Base. Local media report the airplane suffered engine problems. The airplane crashed, shearing off the entire left hand wing.

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» Pilot killed in Air Force plane crash in Lop Buri (Nation News, 6-3-2009)


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Distance from Lop Buri Air Base to Phitsanulok Airport as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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