Jet slides off runway

Jet slides off runway

In Korat, air force jet slides off runway during training exercise with Thailand, the US & Singapore.

The crash-landed L39 training jet rests on the grass alongside the runway at Wing 1 in Nakhon Ratchasima, March 14, 2014 (Post Today photo)


Air force jet crash lands during training

Wassana Nanuam

An air force L39 training jet slid off the runway during an emergency landing at the Wing 1 Royal Thai Air Force Base in Nakhon Ratchasima on Friday morning. The two crew were not injured.

Air force spokesman AM Monthon Sutchukorn said two L39 trainers had taken off for a land attack exercise. One returned for an emergency landing. The jet skidded along the runway and finally came to rest on the grass area alongside the runway

The two crew were safe. The two jets were based at Wing 41 in Chiang Mai. 

The jets were taking part in operation Cope Tiger 2014,  a joint training exercise involving Thailand, the US and Singapore. 

Air force investigators were dispatched from Don Mueang airport determine the cause of the incident.

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  • alongside: at the side of, side by side, parallel to - ข้างๆ, อยู่ถัดไป,อยู่ข้าง
  • base: a place where an army, a navy, etc. operates from - ฐานทัพ, ฐานที่มั่น
  • based: where the main work of a business is done or controlled - ซึ่งเป็นศูนย์กลาง
  • come to rest: stop moving -
  • crash (verb): to collide, to hit something else with force - ชน
  • crew: the people who work on a ship, aircraft, etc. - ลูกเรือ
  • determine: to discover something by examining evidence to or calculate something - กำหนด, ระบุ, แสดงผล
  • dispatch (verb): to send someone or something somewhere - ส่งออกไป, ส่งคนออกไป
  • emergency: an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary - เหตุฉุกเฉิน
  • exercise: a set of activities for training or testing - การฝึกฝน
  • grass: an area with grass growing on it; grassland, meadow - หญ้า, บริเวณที่มีหญ้า, ทุ่งหญ้า
  • incident: something that happens, usually something bad - เหตุการณ์
  • injured (adj): hurt in an accident, natural disaster, attack, etc. - ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
  • investigator: someone whose job is to officially find out the facts about something - ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
  • joint: done together; belonging to or shared between two or more people - ที่ร่วมกัน, ความร่วมมือกัน
  • land: to cause an aircraft or a bird to come down to the ground - บินลง, นำลงจอด
  • landing (noun): when an aircraft comes down to the ground at the end of a flight - การนำเครื่องบินลงจอด
  • operation: a planned activity involving a lot of people, especially soldiers or police officers - การปฏิบัติการ
  • runway (noun): a long narrow strip of ground with a hard surface that an aircraft takes off from and lands on - ทางขึ้นลงของเครื่องบิน
  • skid: (especially of a vehicle) to slide along a surface so that you have no control - ลื่น,เลื่อนไถล,เซ,ลื่นไหล
  • slide (past form: slid): to move easily over a smooth or wet surface; to make something move in this way - ลื่น
  • spokesman: a person who speaks on behalf of a group or an organization - โฆษก
  • take off: to cause an aircraft to go into the air and start flying - บินขึ้น (เครื่องบิน)
  • take part in (verb): to join and be part of some activity; participate as a participant - เข้าร่วม มีส่วนร่วม
  • training (noun): teaching people how to do a certain job or activity - การฝึกอบรม, การฝึก, การอบรม
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