ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208 Caravan 1917 Moo 2, Sai Yok District
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Date:Tuesday 24 September 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation
Registration: 1917
MSN: 20800267
First flight: 1997
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moo 2, Sai Yok District (   Thailand)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kanchanaburi-Surasi Air Base (VTBG), Thailand
Destination airport:Kanchanaburi-Surasi Air Base (VTBG), Thailand
A Cessna 208 Caravan rain making plane was destroyed after impacting terrain during a training flight. The instructor pilot and trainee died in the crash.

The aircraft was being used by the Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation in Thailand for cloud seeding operations. This process of artificial rain making is used to combat drought in farming areas.



photo of Cessna-208-Caravan-1917
accident date: 24-09-2019
type: Cessna 208 Caravan
registration: 1917

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