Army helicopter crash near Myanmar border

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Army helicopter crash near Myanmar border

Post by Nereus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 pm

Haven't had one for awhile, but not sure just what has crashed. On the ground can be seen the tailfin of a fixed wing aircraft.
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Army chopper carrying four crashes

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MAE HONG SON: An army patrol chopper carrying four people crashed and burned in the woods near the Myanmar border on Thursday afternoon.

A search and rescue helicopter found the fixed-wing Cessna-182 in a forest near Nam Huay Sai Kho in Muang district, 30km to the north of the airport.

The people on board could not be reached by mobile phones. There was a signal on one but the call went unanswered.

The helicopter left Mae Hong Son airport at 11.05am to support a patrol task force monitoring for natural resource destruction.

It was assigned to patrol areas to the north of Mae Hong Son.
While flying 2,500 feet high 18km north of the air traffic control tower, it disappeared from the radar screen and lost contact.

The two pilots on the chopper are Lt Naruepol Pookthong and Lt Varoj Plaengkrathok. The others are Lt Khemmaraj Duangkaew and SM1 Natchanon Khuenkaew.

The army’s 21st Aviation Battalion has nine Cessna-182s, four of which are under repair and maintenance.(did have?)
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Re: Helicopter crash

Post by Vital Spark » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:00 pm

If it is a Cessna-182 (as the report states) then it ain't a chopper. I just wonder if the reporter thinks that the word 'chopper' is used for any military flying equipment. :?

The Thai record for helicopter crashes is pretty dire. Whenever I hear one flying relatively low, I head for the nearest table to hide under.
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 pm
The army’s 21st Aviation Battalion has nine Cessna-182s, four of which are under repair and maintenance.
Now why does that not surprise me....

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Re: Helicopter crash

Post by Nereus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:03 pm

You would think that with something so serious the reporters would get the facts right.
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Army plane carrying four crashes

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MAE HONG SON: An army patrol plane carrying four people crashed and burned in the woods near the Myanmar border on Thursday afternoon.

A search and rescue helicopter found the fixed-wing Cessna-182 in a forest near Nam Huay Sai Kho in Muang district, 30km to the north of the airport.

The people on board could not be reached by mobile phones. There was a signal on one but the call went unanswered.

The plane left Mae Hong Son airport at 11.05am to support a patrol task force monitoring for natural resource destruction.

It was assigned to patrol areas to the north of Mae Hong Son.
While flying 2,500 feet high 18km north of the air traffic control tower, it disappeared from the radar screen and lost contact.

The two pilots on the plane are Lt Naruepol Pookthong and Lt Varoj Plaengkrathok. The others are Lt Khemmaraj Duangkaew and SM1 Natchanon Khuenkaew.

The army’s 21st Aviation Battalion has nine Cessna-182s, four of which are under repair and maintenance.
The army announced late Thursday night that the three lieutenants were killed. The other soldier survived but sustained broken bones and was conscious. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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Re: Army helicopter crash near Myanmar border

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:25 pm

Army officers killed in plane crash get big promotions

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Three army lieutenants who died when their patrol plane crashed on Thursday will receive posthumous promotion to the rank of major-general, as investigators try to find our why the plane went down.

Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy army spokeswoman, said on Friday Lt Warote Praengkrathok, Lt Naruphol Pukthong and Lt Khemratch Duangkaew will each be awarded the postthumous rank of major-general, subject to royal approval, for their dedication to duty.

Their families will receive additional financial assistance of 1.6 million to 1.9 million baht from the army, she added.
Lt Warote was the pilot and Lt Naruphol his co-pilot on the Cessna-182 aircraft that crashed in rugged hill country 30 kilometres north of Mae Hong Son airport on Thursday. Lt Khemratch was one of the two other men assigned to the flight.

Sgt Maj 1st class Chachanan Khuenkaew survived and is being treated at Srisangwan Hospital in Muang district.
They were to patrol above the forest along the border with Myanmar, watching for encroachment. Air controllers lost contact with the aircraft shortly after take-off.

Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the crash, army spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said.
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