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Air force pilot killed in Chiang Mai jet crash

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CHIANG MAI: An Aero L-39 jet trainer aircraft crashed in the northern province on Thursday.

One of the pilots was killed and the other was safe after ejecting from the plane.

The incident was reported in tambon Tha Wang Tan of Sarapi district at about 4.15pm on Thursday.

Air force spokesman AM Pongsak Semachai said the plane from Wing 411 broke down and forced both pilots to make emergency ejection.

The dead pilot was the trainer, Sqn Ldr Naruepol Lueadkusol. The surviving pilot was Wg Cdr Thanawat Khunkhunthod, who was slightly injured.

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