JAS-39 Gripen of Royal Thai Air Force crashes during air show, pilot killed

A JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet of Royal Thai Air Force crashed during a Children’s Day air show in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, on Saturday. The pilot was killed.

That was reported by bangkokpost.com.

Families were gathered at the airport in the southern city of Hat Yai to watch the show put on for Thailand’s annual Children’s Day.

The crash reportedly occurred when the pilot was performing a surprise attack manoeuvre.

“The Prime Minister has expressed his condolences to (the) pilot, his family and the Royal Thai Air Force,” said Major General Werachon Sukondhapatipak.

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