14-Dec-21 5146 Enstrom 480B Jiraprawat, Thailand (2F)

Crashed and burned out, with instructor and student receiving fatal injuries.  News reel shows one helicopter suddenly losing altitude in a long parade of 9+ helicopters.  One report indicates there was smoke was emanating from the helicopter while it was in flight.

The fatalities were later named as Lt. Col. Panthong Banchongplaen, flight instructor and Lt. Lt. Thanakorn Piamcharoen, aviation student

Further amateur videos here

Aircraft ended up beside the District 6 post office on Jiraprawat Camp, on fire on the ground

Date:
14 December, 2021
Reg:
5146
Make:
Enstrom
Model:
480B
MSN:
5146
Location:
near Jiraprawat military camp, Lop Buri, Nakhon Sawan province
Country:
Thailand
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
2
Operator:
Royal-Thai-Army
Link:
https://www.matichon.co.th/politics/news_3086159
Link:
https://www.facebook.com/TV5HD1/posts/3008018679449366
Link:
https://www.thairath.co.th/news/local/central/2264617

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