Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

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Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

Post by Nereus » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:48 pm

More of the same! At this stage no fatalities, but I doubt that the damage will polish out!
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Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... crash-site

YALA -- Seven injured police officers were airlifted from a helicopter which made an emergency landing in dense forest in Than To district on Thursday and rushed to hospitals on Friday.

The Bell 212 helicopter No 2223 went down while flying over Sakai canal in tambon Mae Wat of Than To district late on Thursday afternoon. It had earlier departed from Bannang Sata district to deliver supplies to a border patrol police (BPP) base in Balahala forest.

On board were three pilots of the Police Aviation Department - Pol Col Jumpol Kruachan, Pol Maj Assakorn Rakdee and Pol Capt Arthit Piroon
- and four mechanics - Pol Capt Chainarong Hanthongchai, Pol Capt Thanongsak Prabripu, Pol Lt Jarin Chuaymuang and Pol Lance Corp Jirawut Suk-on.

Pol Maj Gen Sakhon Thongmunee, deputy chief of the Police Operational Centre for Southern Border Provinces, said  four of the seven on board were seriously injured - Pol Maj Assakorn, Pol Capt Arthit, Pol Capt Tanongsak and Pol Lance Corp Jirawut were seriously injured.  Pol Col Jumpol, Pol Capt Chainarong and Pol Lt Jarin were also hurt, but not so seriously.

The crash was being investigated, although bad weather was initially believed to be the cause.
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3 pilots and 4 mechanics, and not one of them could check the weather? :banghead:
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Re: Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

Post by PeteC » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:00 pm

I think all of the official helicopters here, both police and military are suffering seriously from age and perhaps lack of spares, as well as proper maintenance. Somewhere I read that fleet replacement is underway with I think some Russian machines. Pete
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Re: Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:04 pm

Ere be the link, I hope t is not another forum

http://www.ruaviation.com/news/2016/5/18/5605/?h

and another good link

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/tha ... ers-05690/
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Re: Injured officers airlifted from helicopter crash site

Post by Nereus » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:42 pm

They managed to crash this pretty much brand new machine into the side of a hill a couple of weeks ago.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32898

Yes, a lot of the equipment is old, but that is not the problem. Bell 204 / 205 / 212 Huey parts are still readily available. There is a complete refurbishment and upgrade program also available. Buying Russian built equipment is not going to change anything either.

Time after time we see crashes directly weather related. These things are not toys, and little children should not play with them!
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