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Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Date:20-FEB-2015
Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A Block 15AJ OCU
Owner/operator:103 Sqn Royal Thai AF
Registration: 10316
C/n / msn: 2J-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khok Samrong District, Lopburi Province -   Thailand
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nakhon Ratchasima-Korat RTAF Base (VTUN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
20 February 2015 at 13:13 by AFP: A Thai military officer was killed Friday when his F-16 fighter jet crashed during a training exercise in a central province, an official said. The plane crashed at around 3 pm (0800 GMT) in Khok Samrong district of central Lopburi province. [At approximate co-ordinates: 154′11″N 10043′26″E]

"The pilot could not eject himself out of the plane in time," Lopburi governor Thanakom Chongchira told AFP by telephone
Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn the body of the 30-year-old pilot - Flt Lt Noppanon Niwasanon - was found in the wreckage and air force officers were investigating the cause of the crash. The F-16 was taking part in missile firing training in neighbouring Chai Badan district

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article4927.html
2. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/f16-crashes-training-lop-buri/
3. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/02/20/world/asia/ap-as-thailand-f-16-crash.html?_r=0
4. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/f16-crashes-training-lop-buri/
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.thestate.com/2015/02/20/3999712/thai-fighter-jet-crashes-during.html]
6. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3376/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Feb-2015 13:36 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Feb-2015 15:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
20-Feb-2015 19:28 Anon. Updated [Date]
04-Nov-2015 07:09 El_serj Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]

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