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5 bodies, crashed helicopter found on Chiang Mai mountain

CHIANG MAI: The bodies of the five officers killed when their helicopter crashed on Doi Inthanon on Sunday (Aug 16) have been found, including 4th Infantry Division commander Maj Gen Nopporn Ruanchan.

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Bangkok Post

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 09:15AM

Maj-Gen Nopporn Ruanchan, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, one of the five army officers killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash in Chiang Mai. Photo: Bangkok Post
Maj-Gen Nopporn Ruanchan, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, one of the five army officers killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash in Chiang Mai. Photo: Bangkok Post

Maj Gen Kosol Prathumchart, commander of the 33rd Military Circle in Chiang Mai, confirmed that searchers had found the bodies and the wreckage yesterday (Aug 15).

The body of Maj Gen Nopporn had been identified and confirmed, he said.

The huge search and rescue operation, involving 400 soldiers split into 40 teams, found the crashed UH-72 Lakota helicopter about two kilometres southwest of the air force’s Doi Inthanon radar station in Mae Chaem district about 1:20pm.

Four of the bodies were found about a kilometre from the debris an hour later. The fifth was reported to have been in the wreckage.

The spot is 82km from Pang Ma Pha district of Mae Hong Son where the helicopter took off at 10:30am on Sunday and 2,445 metres above sea level.

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Maj Gen Kosol said the forested area was covered with thick fog and visibility was down to five to 10 metres.

The UH-72 Lakota helicopter of the 3rd Army, which was put into service last year, was returning to Phitsanulok after completing a flood relief operation in Mae Hong Son when it disappeared on the country’s highest peak.

On board were Maj-Gen Nopporn, Capt Suthan Onmuang and Lt Navapat Maneechote, the two pilots, and Chief Warrant Officer Chaisakda Thaso and Sgt Maj Mongkolchai Roo-ngan, the flight engineers.

The chief of Doi Inthanon National Park, Poenthep Chareonsuabsakul, said he was informed by the soldiers at the crash site that Maj Gen Nopporn was found inside the wrecked helicopter, while the other four were found a short distance away.

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Joe12 | 21 August 2016 - 18:28:40 usual I have no idea what on earth you are trying to say. Most, if not all, is nonsense. Don't know why it is actually printed? 

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Kurt | 16 August 2016 - 10:52:58

Confusing.  I read earlier in other thai newspapers that the 5 officers survived the crash and were found.
And now, 1 body found in the heli, 4 bodies found 1 km distance from the debris.
And all just at 2 km distance of a air force radar station? Did the radar station not warn the heli for the thick fog, so the heli could deviate course and land at another location.
Are the thai heli's not sufficient equipt for all weather circumstances or are the heli pilot not trained for it?

Well, the record  of all these thai army heli disasters are good for the promotion of other officers.

Heli's are fine, but they need all the time serious checks and maintenance.
Mai pen rai thinking doesn't work with heli's.

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