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Pilot Killed as Thai Fighter Jet Crashes at Air Show

A Thai air force pilot has died when his fighter jet crashed at an air show during the country's Children's Day.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 14, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
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Pilot Killed as Thai Fighter Jet Crashes at Air Show
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Bangkok: A Thai air force pilot has died when his fighter jet crashed at an air show during the country's Children's Day.

Amateur video footage shows the JAS 39 Gripen jet maneuvering over the Hat Yai air base in southern Thailand when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed in a ball of fire away from spectators.

The Ministry of Defense is investigating the cause of the crash today.

Deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipakerachon says Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha expressed condolences to the pilot's family.

Children's Day is usually observed with public outings at military bases.

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