A rain-making single-engined turboprop crashed on Tuesday in Western Thailand, killing two onboard, APA reports citing Xinhua.
Both were flying over the skies in Kanchanaburi Province on duty when the aircraft experienced mechanical failure.
The green-white Cessna Caravan aircraft commissioned under the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation, was flying under light rain before it plunged into Kanchanaburi’s Sai Yok district.
Kanchanaburi Provincial Governor Suksan Jongsathitham told the media that the two deaths included a pilot and a government official.
“The two died immediately after the aircraft plunged into the ground,” said Suksan, “witnesses said they could hear a huge explosion after the plane crashed. The noise of the explosion also amplified as a result of the explosion of chemical substances in making artificial rain.”