Plane crash investigated

national December 19, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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Officials from the Civil Aviation Department and Scientific Crime Detection Centre 1 yesterday inspected the wreckage of a two-seater Diamond DA-42 Twin Star, which crashed in a rice paddy in Pathum Thani’s Sam Khok district on Monday.

Asian Aerospace Services Ltd moved the smashed plane out of the field to a hangar at Don Mueang Airport. The firm will send the aircraft’s flight-data recorder to a company in Germany for analysis.

The two Britons aboard the Bt30-million plane were identified as David Walls, 71, and Nicholas Turner, 54. They were still hospitalised and unable to give any information. Authorities said Walls is a millionaire in the UK and was piloting the plane when it crashed.