Douangchay Phichit

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Douangchay Phichit
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
SpouseLieutenant Colonel Mrs Thanda Phichit (died 17 May 2014)

Lieutenant general Douangchay Phichit (Lao: ດວງໃຈ ພິຈິດ; 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).[citation needed] He served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense.[1]

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.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Members of the Lao Government". Lao News Agency. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
  2. ^ Lao deputy PM dies in plane crash Bangkok Post, 17 May 2014; accessed 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Máy bay quân sự rơi tại Lào". Archived from the original on 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  4. ^ "Lao defence minister killed in plane crash". Bangkok Post. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.