A mechanic and a flying instructor are hauled from the wreckage of their plane after a test flight crash landed in jungle.
Siam Nimha, 43, and flight instructor Le Phan Sarachavaniich, 63, took the light aircraft for a test flight after maintenance in Rayong province.
But shortly into the flight the experimental aircraft which had just undergone maintenance nosedived into jungle at around 9.14am on Sunday morning, August 13, 2017.
Rescuers arrived and pulled the two men from the mangled pile of metal and rushed them to hospital. They are now stable and recovering from the crash.
Liutenant Saravut Saengsuk, Deputy Chief of Investigations from the Klang Police Station, said: ”The two men were seriously injured were taken to Klaeng Hospital.
‘’This was a private aircraft. From the airport security details, it was learned that two men had taken the plane for testing after maintenance was performed.
”The test flew up once. But on the second time around while landing the plane they lost balance and spun out of control and hit a tree in a rubber plantation.
‘’The police will investigate further to determine all of the details.’’
Police are now working with aviation authorities to determine the cause of the crash.