Douangchay Phichit

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Major General
Douangchay Phichit
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Member of the Politburo of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party's Central Committee
In office
14 March 2001 – 17 May 2014 (his death)
Leader Khamtai Siphandon
Choummaly Sayasone
Deputy Prime Minister of Laos
In office
8 July 2006 – 17 May 2014 (his death)
Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh
Thongsing Thammavong
Minister of National Defense
In office
27 March 2001 – 17 May 2014 (his death)
Preceded by Choummaly Sayasone
Succeeded by Sengnuan Xayalath
Personal details
Born 5 April 1944
Attapeu, Kingdom of Laos
Died 17 May 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 70)
Baan Nadi, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Political party Lao People's Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Lieutenant Colonel Mrs Thanda Phichit (died 17 May 2014)

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]

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]