Thai F-16 crashes

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Unread post18 Oct 2010, 11:26

A Royal Thai Air Force F-16A has crashed near the border with Myanmar while on a training flight this morning, killing the pilot. This is the first loss of a RTAF F-16 after 22 years of operations.

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Unread post18 Oct 2010, 13:14

What a tragedy. My thoughts go out to the family of the pilot involved. 22 years without a crash is quite an impressive run. Hopefully the RTAF will have another good, incident free, run in their MLU upgraded birds!
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Unread post18 Oct 2010, 16:55

Rest In Peace
For your information, the aircraft was F-16A block 15 <a href="http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3339/">#40315</a>. The cause of crash is possibly adverse weather condition.
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Unread post18 Oct 2010, 19:03

FRENTE wrote:Rest In Peace
For your information, the aircraft was F-16A block 15 <a href="http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3339/">#40315</a>. The cause of crash is possibly adverse weather condition.


Is the serial confirmed?
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Unread post19 Oct 2010, 04:02

FRENTE wrote:Rest In Peace
For your information, the aircraft was F-16A block 15 <a href="http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3339/">#40315</a>. The cause of crash is possibly adverse weather condition.


According to the article, some villagers saw the aircraft in flames before it crashed.
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Unread post19 Oct 2010, 04:38

http://www.defencetalk.com/forums/milit ... 16-a-7989/

"20th Anniversary of Royal Thai Air Force F-16"

July 14th, 2008

(Sierra hotel. The Thais flew the F-16 for 20+ years, and this is their first F-16 crash.)
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Unread post20 Oct 2010, 08:13

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Securi ... 286201393/

Thailand requests F-16 upgrades

Published: Oct. 4, 2010 at 10:09 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Thailand is seeking a three-phased, midlife upgrade program for its F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
The requested upgrade program for 18 aircraft, would be worth about $700 million.
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Unread post22 Oct 2010, 01:30

Rest in Peace to the pilot. Goodspeed
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Unread post23 Oct 2010, 04:37

http://www.thailandoutlook.tv/tan/ViewD ... yword=F-16

"Funeral Held for Crashed F-16 Pilot"

UPDATE : 19 October 2010

The air force has transported the body of the pilot of the F-16 jet fighter that crashed in Tak province yesterday to Bangkok for funeral.

(OTOH, I haven't seen on-line photographic proof of the accident F-16 S/N. Maybe local Thai TV news vids have shown it?)
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Unread post02 Jan 2011, 08:53

http://www.bloggang.com/mainblog.php?id ... 2&gblog=15

http://www.precadet26.org/msgboard/MsgV ... 86280&nr=8

From what I figure out with Google Translate, seems the pilot was married only four months before the accident, and has a Facebook account at http://th-th.facebook.com/people/Thanik ... 0094557681

Thai air accidents (from 2000): http://www.thai-aviation.net/accidents6.htm
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Unread post09 Jan 2011, 16:05

] October 18, 2010 (by Asif Shamim) - A Royal Thai
] Air Force (RTAF) F-16 on a training mission crashed
] in Tak province today, killing the pilot, said Tak

On second thought, although this is the first RTAF F-16 that crashed, it's not the first RTAF F-16 loss.

Another RTAF F-16 got written off on 15 Jan 2004:

http://www.fader.dyndns.org/wings/09-RT ... sis14e.htm

http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F ... file/3378/
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Unread post14 Feb 2011, 10:07

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/9077 ... 87283.html

Two F16s of Royal Thai Air Force crash

16:23, February 14, 2011

Two F16 jet fighters of the Royal Thai Air Force crashed Monday while they were joining U.S-Thai military exercise, and two pilots on board were rescued.
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Unread post14 Feb 2011, 17:39

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/2 ... chaiyaphum

Two Thai F16s crash during Cobra Gold

Published: 14/02/2011 at 04:17 PM

"The two pilots - Group Captain Krisda Sukchan and Flight Lieutenant Chatchanon Promdet - had contacted Wing 1 in Nakhon Ratchasima and confirmed they are safe, AM Monthon said."

] Flight Lieutenant Chatchanon Promdet

Possibly this dude:

http://th-th.hi5.com/friend/p111822455- ... anon--html

http://th-th.hi5.com/friend/photos/disp ... gq49433441
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Unread post14 Feb 2011, 18:54

Ok, when someone has serials, please do post.

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Unread post14 Feb 2011, 19:04

81-0774[/serial] and [serial]81-0668

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