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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137479
Last updated: 9 September 2019
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Date:16-JUL-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Huey
Owner/operator:Royal Thai Army Aviation (RTAA)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi -   Thailand
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The crash of a UH-1H 'Huey' helicopter on a rescue mission has killed all five Thai Army officers aboard the chopper.
The helicopter, from Thap Phraya Sua Camp in Ratchaburi's Suan Phung district, crashed into a mountain in a bad weather Saturday while on a mission to remove civilians who had been trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park.
The crash site was deep in the dense jungle between Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi, which is the source of Phetchaburi River and the dead soldiers are: Maj. Kitisak Chin-iam (First pilot), Lt. Pratya Nualsri (Second Pilot), Maj. Kitiphum Ekkaphan (Deputy Commander of the 2nd Infantry Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment), Sgt. Maj. Rangsan Polsaibua and Sgt. Maj. Narongdet Pongnumkul (both Flight Mechanics).

Sources:

http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7Ba73ce90f-73af-4586-a555-455cff0b4bfa%7D
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/07/17/Huey-crash-kills-5-military-officers/UPI-87441310912775/
https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/Air-Accidents.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2011 10:47 Black Typhoon Added
27-Jul-2011 09:08 TB Updated [Source]

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