Former air force chief Kan dies aged 86

Former air force chief Kan dies aged 86

Former air force chief Kan Pimanthip died on Friday at the age of 86.

ACM Kan died at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital in Bangkok where he had been admitted recently to treat a rare condition known as spontaneous subdural haematoma, according to the Thai-language Daily News.

His funeral bathing service will start 5pm on Saturday at Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Woramahawihan in Bang Khen district and his chanting and funeral rites will be held from Oct 20-22 and Oct 25-27.

ACM Kan, born on April 28, 1933, graduated from Class 1 of the Royal Thai Air Force Academy and was air force chief from 1992-1993.

He had been praised by the Defence Ministry for his contributions to the military. After retiring, he donated 1 million baht to Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital and donated a new bus to the staff of the Air Force Flight School.

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