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Thai F-16 skids off taxiway at Korat

June 24, 2015 (by Asif Shamim) - A Thai Air Force F-16 from 102 Squadron skidded off a taxiway and crashed into a drainage ditch at Korat Air Base at 13:00h local time today. The pilot ejected and was slightly hurt.

RTAF F-16A ADF #10208 from 102 sqn is wrecked after it skidded off a taxiway before crashing into a ditch at Korat AB on June 24th, 2015. [Photo by Prasit Tangprasert]

The F-16A ADF suddenly lurched forward almost 100 metres when the engine was started and was idling. The plane slid into the ditch and the pilot successfully ejected from the aircraft.

Officials are investigating the incident.