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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 24 September 2019
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation
Registration: 1917
C/n / msn: 20800267
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moo 2, Sai Yok District (   Thailand)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kanchanaburi-Surasi Air Base (VTBG), Thailand
Destination airport:Kanchanaburi-Surasi Air Base (VTBG), Thailand
Narrative:
A Cessna 208 Caravan rain making plane was destroyed after impacting terrain during a training flight. The instructor pilot and trainee died in the crash.

The aircraft was being used by the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation in Thailand for cloud seeding operations. This process of artificial rain making is used to combat drought in farming areas.

Sources:
» bangkokpost.com
» prachachat.net
» matichon.co.th


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accident date: 24-09-2019
type: Cessna 208 Caravan
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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