Three Killed In Helicopter Crash In Thailand

Channels Television  
Updated July 18, 2018
File photo of a Thai military helicopter flying over the Tham Luang cave area PHOTO: YE AUNG THU / AFP


At least three people were killed in a helicopter crash in northeastern Thailand on Wednesday, officials said.

The victims were travelling to Khon Kaen province in the early morning when the helicopter crashed before landing.

“The flight was supposed to land in Khon Kaen airport at 9:10 am but around 9:00 am we got a report that the helicopter crashed into a rice field,” Alongkot Vorakee, a senior official in the province, told AFP.

A fourth body may be recovered as a pilot, co-pilot and two passengers were believed to be on board.

“The death toll may be four but we can only see three bodies here, the fourth may be under the wreckage,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jetmanoon Sapapairot, a district police officer in the area.

There was no information about the passengers and the purpose of their trip or why the accident happened.

Authorities from the Department of Aviation were dispatched to the wreckage site to investigate.