Royal-Thai-Army Accidents

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... Read more

21-Dec-14 Bell 206B Kampung Poyak, Thailand

Crashed in bad weather in a rubber plantation, during flood relief operations.  Four POB named as pilots Capt Seksan Puraphol and Lt Apisit Prahacha, plus aircraft mechanics Pol Sgt Major Sa-ngun Muengkamrueng, and Pol Sgt Major Kittipong Saeng-Thit... Read more

03-Feb-14 Schweizer 300C Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Crashed onto truck on runway during night training flight... Read more

09-Oct-13 Bell Pattani, Thailand

Contacted wires while inspecting high-voltage transmission towers, causing the helicopter to crash into the Sai Bo La Yu Canal in Tambon Thepa.  Occupants, reported as ten in number (to inspect powerlines??) all escaped without serious injury... Read more

24-Jul-11 35098 Bell 212 Phetchaburi province, Thailand (3F)

Departed from Lopburi Air Force Base bound for the crash site of a Black Hawk which went down on 19th, Unfortunately this too had an accident, killing three of the four aboard.  Survivor was mechanic Sergent Pattanaporn Tonchan... Read more

19-Jul-11 01-26928 Sikorsky UH-60 Myanmar (9F)

Black Hawk involved in rescuing bodies from the crash of a UH-1 three days previously; 9 killed (Maj-Gen Tawan  Ruangsri,  the 9th Infantry Division chief and commander of the Surasee Task Force, 1st pilot Maj Prapan Jiamsoongnoen, 2nd pilot Maj Chuphan Polwan, senior flight mechanic Sgt-Maj Somkid Wongtoksaeng,  2nd mechanic Sgt Aram Wongsing, Capt Jate... Read more

16-Jul-11 Bell UH-1 Phetchaburi, Thailand (5F)

The helicopter, from Thap Phraya Sua Camp in Ratchaburi’s Suan Phung district, crashed into a mountain in a bad weather while on a mission to remove civilians who had been trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park.  Deceased named as Pilots Maj Kitisak Chin-iam, and Lt Pratya Nualsri plus passengers Maj Kitiphum Ekkaphan, SM1 Rangsan Polsaibua... Read more

31-Aug-09 Bell B206 Hat Yai district, Thailand

31-Aug-09 Bell B206 Hat Yai district, Thailand... Read more

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