Small plane crashes in central Thailand, 1 lifeless, 1 injured

A small aircraft crashed right into a shrimp pond in Samut Sakhon province in central Thailand this morning, killing one man and injuring one lady.
At 7.24am, the Samut Sakhon Provincial Incident Notification and Command Centre reported that a two-seater Tecnum P92 aircraft crashed right into a pond at a shrimp farm along the Khok Kham – Sandap Road behind the Sinsakhon Industrial Estate in Khok Kham subdistrict, Mueang district.
At 7.40am, officers from Khok Kham Police Station were informed and rushed to the shrimp farm with medical doctors from Samut Sakhon Hospital, Ekachai Hospital and rescue staff from the Samut Sakhon Charitable Foundation.
Inside the wreckage, police discovered the body of fifty five yr old Prakit Sappipattana from Nonthaburi province. Prakit was the president of the Friendship Flying Club in Samut Sakhon province.
Secret injured, 45 yr previous Saeng Chantima, was rushed to Samut Sakhon Hospital for treatment.
A witness, fifty five 12 months old Homwaan Koksi, stated she a loud sound and then noticed the airplane collide with a tamarind tree earlier than crashing into the shrimp pond.
She stated she ran over to see “a lot of oil” pouring out of the aircraft and a man and lady trapped inside. Homwaan mentioned she was scared the plane would blow up so she referred to as locals over for help.
Villagers jumped into the water and used a knife to cut the woman’s seatbelt and pull her out of the wreckage to safety. However, they didn’t handle to save heaps of the man in time, stated Homwaan.
A flight instructor told reporters that the airplane departed from Best Ocean Golf Course in Samut Sakhon at around 6.30am and was headed for Chiang Mai. The golf course has an airstrip and is residence to the headquarters of the deceased’s flying membership.
He said he doesn’t know how the plane ended up in this space. As for the trigger, he mentioned he doesn’t know and must wait for the inspection to be completed.
Police said they expect the cause of the crash to be engine failure but will ask the injured, Saeng, for more information once she has recovered.
At 9.37am, the ‘Thailand Disaster Relief Volunteers Tor Nor 34-00 Thanaboonwipha’ posted photos of the wreckage on Facebook…

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