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Unidentified helicopter crashes on mountain in Thailand’s Rayong province

 

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Rescue workers and fire fighters have been dispatched to a hill in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong on Thursday night where an unidentified helicopter has crashed.

 

Flames could be seen against the pitch black sky from 6.35pm on the Khiri Mountain, where the chopper is believed to have crashed. The flames eventually faded.

 

It is not known how many people were on board the aircraft or whether there are any survivors. Army spokesman Colonel Win Thai Suvaree confirmed that the helicopter did not belong to any of the three armed forces, because military choppers do not normally fly at night.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/unidentified-helicopter-crashes-on-mountain-in-thailands-rayong-province/

 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Army spokesman Colonel Win Thai Suvaree confirmed that the helicopter did not belong to any of the three armed forces, because military choppers do not normally fly at night.

... guess that doesn't rule out AirForce and Navy

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 Army spokesman Colonel Win Thai Suvaree confirmed that the helicopter did not belong to any of the three armed forces, because military choppers do not normally fly at night.

 

Yeah there's a good reason for that, last time the armed forces tried to fly at night they lost too many....... Velly Expensy !    

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"Army spokesman Colonel Win Thai Suvaree confirmed that the helicopter did not belong to any of the three armed forces, because military choppers do not normally fly at night".

 

Really.... I took the photo below at 05:45am a couple of months ago from the BTS platform at Sanam Pao (central Bangkok) which overlooks the Kings Guard army base.  The approaching whirlybird is a Blackhawk and it landed on the helipad beside the BTS station.

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The Tor Chor Dor (Thai border patrol) also has helicopters (including some older Uh1H models) and are not counted as 'one of the three armed forces' as their job is to 'patrol and enforce the border.' A Thai general explained to to me once that "you can not have an army patrolling your border, as it may appear threatening to the neighbouring countries" - hence the existence of the border patrol, which also uses some different weapons from the RTA. I have certainly seen one land approaching dusk, back in the "nervous nineties" when Thailand and Burma were 'squabbling.' Happily, it landed whilst there was still a little daylight. The border patrol lost a number of these mainly Vietnam War era aircraft back then. 

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On 2/21/2020 at 9:07 AM, xtrnuno41 said:

Amazing they dont know even what is flying in their airspace.

Your not aware that radar doesn't cover the whole of thailand and if the pilot didn't file a flight plan or flight following they wouldn't have a clue who it is 

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