27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers.  Wreckage found three days later.  Two occupants (pilot  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report.  The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was found dead a few days later according to this article – he was not strong enough to hike out from the crash site.  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong suffered broken ribs and by the eighth day of trekking (according to this article) was too weak to keep up with Shwe Yin Taw Gyi, and they agreed that he would wait at a specified place – and was rescued from there a further three days later.

Date
September 27, 2014
Reg
HS-CCN
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
4858
Location
Tahaungdem village, Naung Mon
Country
Myanmar
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
1
Operator
Advance-Aviation
Link 1
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1072797
Link 2
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140929/urgent-missing-thai-helicopter-found-crashed-myanmars-kachin
Link 3
http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/thai-rescue-chopper-missing-in-myanmar-1.1756930

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