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Hanoi (VNA) - A military aircraft crashed in western Thailand on May 22, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another.

Debris of the aircraft was found on a tree and greensward near a dam, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The plane reportedly fell in the area and was engulfed by fire. Residents nearby heard a loud explosion and saw the black smoke rising from the area.

One of the pilots died and the other one was seriously hurt and hospitalized, according to reports.

Witnesses said the plane was out of control when the accident happened. The pilot wrestled with his control as he tried to steady the plane but failed.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.-VNA