Snapshots of life in Chanthaburi province จันทบุรี south-eastern Gulf of Thailand
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Tha Mai airstrip stops traffic
Highway between Tha Mai and Chanthaburi closes briefly most days to allow for take-offs and landings, as the grass/dirt airstrip crosses the road.
There are three of these white/green planes based here, belonging to KASET (Thai Ministry of Agriculture). In March 2006 one of these planes crashed after taking off from the Tha Mai (ท่าใหม่) airport at an altitude of 300 feet, killing the pilot and three passengers.