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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189279
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:14-AUG-2016
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EC45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota
Owner/operator:Royal Thai Army (RTA)
Registration: 9656
C/n / msn: 9656
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chiang Mai -   Thailand
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pang Mapha District
Destination airport:Phitsanuloke
Narrative:
A military helicopter went missing in northern Thailand with five people on board, including a major general, during a flight returning to its base at Phitsanuloke inspecting flooding in Pang Mapha District of Mae Hong Son near the border with Myanmar. The helicopter disappeared from radar at around 10.30 LT, around 30 minutes into its flight, said Lieutenant General Somsak Ninbanjerdkun, Third Area Army commander overseeing Thailand's north.
The crashed helicopter was found the following day with all the five occupants deceased.

Sources:

https://news.thaivisa.com/thailand/chopper-with-a-general-on-board-lost-contact-with-control-tower/151083
https://in.reuters.com/article/thailand-military-helicopter-crash-idINKCN10Q0RN
https://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/515815


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2016 19:52 kypmbangi Added
15-Aug-2016 07:38 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 09:57 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 10:35 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 10:36 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 11:13 rotorspot Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
12-Oct-2016 17:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2016 20:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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