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18 December 2012 :: 16:12:50 pm 69535

Plucky Elderly Brit Survives Small Plane Crash

Two British men, one of them 77 years old, survived a small plane crash in a grassy field in Pathum Thani. The men were returning to Bangkok from a business trip when the plane’s engine failed. The plane skidded on the ground after landing and overturned. The men reportedly suffered minor injuries.
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PATHUM THANI – December 17, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 3 p.m., members of the air squadron 203 went to check the site of a plane crash, after the Air Force control tower reported that the aircraft had disappeared from the radar screen.

The 2-seat, private plane of Asian Arrow Space had crashed in the middle of a field, about 200 meters away from the nearby houses. It had overturned, and its engine appeared to be damaged. The aircraft was stabilized to prevent an explosion.

Volunteers from Ruamkatanyu Foundation took the victims to Krung Siam St. Carlos where they were reported to be safe.Mr. Preecha Songkasing, an area resident who witnessed the incident, said he saw the plane flying in a wave-like motion through the air, before it hit the ground and slid down the middle of the field.

Then the front of the plane hit the ground of the field, so the plane turned over, and it came to rest on its back. He rushed to help the passengers out of the plane, because he was afraid the plane would explode.

The men in the plane were identified as Mr. Davis Wall, 77 years old, nationality British; and Mr. Nicholas Phillippe, age unknown, also British. They had flown out from Don Muang airport and were heading back to Bangkok after doing business in Ranong. But their aircraft engine had suddenly failed, causing their plane to plunge down to the field.

Investigators were initially unable to determine the immediate cause of the accident. They are waiting for the technical staff to examine the downed aircraft in the morning.

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