Thai military blame pilot for kids day plane crash

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Thai military blame pilot for kids day plane crash

The air force on Friday said a jet fighter crash which killed the pilot during a Children’s Day air show a year ago was caused by the pilot’s loss of orientation during the flight.

In a statement released on the eve of the anniversary of the Gripen crash, the military said Dilokrit Pattawee became disoriented, which hampered his sense of awareness and direction.

Read: Year After Unexplained Crash, Gripens to Fly on Children’s Day

The statement said the condition could happen to any trained pilot and that the incident on the 2017 Children’s Day could not have been foreseen or prevented.

It added that the investigation – which involved engineers from a Swedish firm that built the Gripens – ruled out a possible mechanical malfunction.

The Gripens are set to take to the sky again tomorrow to mark this year’s Children’s Day over Don Mueang International Airport.

Source: Khaosod

  • Sly

    Khun Pilot made a fatal error when he decided to demonstrate the Gripens ground attack capability.

  • USPatriot

    Im sure its not lack of maintenance or nockoff parts.

    • Mike Murphy

      beat part of selling second hand military equipment is the parts business.

  • Ken Anderson

    They are incapable of driving basic motor scooters and cars properly. What more would you expect when it comes to a fighter jet?

  • soidog

    Blame the pilot ?,these blokes do not get ‘disoriented’ ,at displays it’s showboating or malfunction
    that leads to disaster.

    • JJ (not the one in the photo)

      Made me wonder when I read “disoriented,” especially at an Air Display.