Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, Rabbit Wings Co., HS-FGB: Fatal accident occurred August 01, 2016 in Nong Prue, Thailand

NTSB Identification: WPR16WA161
Accident occurred Monday, August 01, 2016 in Nong Prue, Thailand, Thailand
Aircraft: PIPER PA31, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious, 1 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 1, 2016, at 1605 local time, a Piper PA31-350, HS-FGB, was destroyed after it collided with a wooden bridge during an emergency landing near Nong Prue, Thailand. The aircraft was operated under the pertinent regulations of the Government of Thailand. One crewmember was fatally injured and the other crewmember was seriously injured. One passenger was seriously injured and the other passenger received minor injuries.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Thailand. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Thailand. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee of Thailand

38 Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue

Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Tel: 66 2287 3198

Fax: 66 2286 2925

email: thai.aaig@gmail.com

A private plane went down into a canal in Nong Chok district on August 1st, resulting in one dead and four injuries.

The Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain aircraft, operated by Rabbit Wings Co., crashed near Lam Phra Ong Temple about 4:30am, killing its pilot.

The plane was reportedly flying back from Nakhon Ratchasima to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, but its radar disappeared on the way, prompting airport staff to alert authorities, according to Bangkok Post.

According to witnesses, it is believed the captain attempted to make an emergency landing in the canal, which was large enough. However, the plane was coming on too fast and crashed into a wooden bridge, resulting in one death, Komchadluek reported.

The deceased was identified as Sirawut Tiewprasert while the four people who sustained injuries — two on board and two bystanders — were sent to hospitals.

The two other people on board were its co-pilot Petty Officer 2nd Class Pitak Sobted, 34, and passenger Sitthiporn Thanasung, 44. They both worked for Rabbit Wings Co.

Two residents in the area where the plane crashed were also injured — Prapin Prempree, 48, and Arun Kaewson, 78.  

Police are working to determine the cause of the crash.

Source:  http://bangkok.coconuts.co

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