Light airplane crashlands in eastern Thailand, pilot killed
A private, light airplane crashlanded in eastern Thailand on Sunday, killing the pilot, police said, Xinhua reports.
The turboprop airplane, which was descending to land on the ground in the premises of Rajamangala University of Technology East in Si Racha district of Chon Buri province, crashlanded and caught fire, according to police superintendent Pol. Col. Ruangsak Buadaeng.
The pilot, identified as Mike Romberg, a 60-year-old South African national, was immediately killed in his aircraft. He had flown from Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand and planned to visit Phuket on Monday.
Police are investigating the cause of the incident, which might possibly involve a malfuctioning engine.