Thailand Airways flight delayed for 30 minutes after plane crashes

Thailand Airways Flight 872 crashed in a remote part of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani, killing all seven people on board, officials said Saturday.

The airline said the crash occurred Saturday in the province’s north-eastern Khao Thakorn region, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the capital Bangkok.

It was the second fatal plane crash in Thailand in a month.

Thailand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the plane crashed after it lost airspeed and the crew was unable to avoid hitting a road.

The crash site is in the region where Thailand’s national parks and other wildlife sanctuaries are located.

No further details were immediately available.

The plane crashed on the outskirts of the town of Khao Phukphan after taking off from Pattani airport.

The CAA said it would investigate the cause of the crash.

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