Three people were killed on Thursday when a twin-engine aircraft crashed into a rice field in Thailand’s central Kanchanaburi Province.
According to the newspaper, the small DA42 training aircraft, operated by the International Aviation College Nakhon Phanom, crashed in the Muang district after the pilot reported that the plane’s engine was on fire.
The plane crashed about two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Nakhon Phanom airport, killing all three people on board.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
According to The Bangkok Post, the pilot requested to make an emergency landing after reporting that the engine was on fire and the control tower was preparing to assist the pilot when all contact with the plane was lost.