Douangchay Phichit

Major General Douangchay Phichit (5 April 1944 – 17 May 2014) was a Laotian politician from Attapeu and a Politburo member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (from the 7th Congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party until his death).[1] He served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense.[2]

Douangchay Phichit
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Deputy Prime Minister of Laos
In office
8 July 2006 – 17 May 2014 (his death)
Prime MinisterBouasone Bouphavanh
Thongsing Thammavong
Minister of National Defense
In office
27 March 2001 – 17 May 2014
Preceded byChoummaly Sayasone
Succeeded bySengnuan Xayalath
Personal details
Born5 April 1944
Attapeu, Kingdom of Laos
Died17 May 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 70)
Baan Nadi, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Lieutenant Colonel Mrs Thanda Phichit (died 17 May 2014)

On 17 May 2014, Phichit and his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Mrs Thanda Phichit, died when the plane he was traveling on crashed in northern Laos.[3][4][5]

Phichit was traveling to Xiangkhouang Province to attend a ceremony celebrating the 55th anniversary of the second division of the Lao People's Army.[6]


  1. ^ Cable: 06VIENTIANE306
  2. ^ "Members of the Lao Government". Lao News Agency. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  3. ^ Lao deputy PM dies in plane crash Bangkok Post, 17 May 2014; accessed 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Máy bay quân sự rơi tại Lào".
  5. ^ "Lao defence minister killed in plane crash". Bangkok Post. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  6. ^ Military plane with top officials crashes in northern Laos, 17 May 2014.