Accidents Thailand

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

15-Oct-15 Bell Hc – Mong Kua, Thailand

Developed an engine problem and was forced to put down in a banana plantation.  Helicopter damaged, extent unknown... Read more

22-Apr-15 HS-PLL Robinson R44 Koh Kret, Thailand

Crashed and ended on its port side in farm field. Female passenger slightly wounded, while the two men were transported by a local rescue team to Chonpratan Hospital... 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

17-Jun-13 Bell UH-1 Ban Na district, Thailand

Eight POB, five injured of which one serious.  Emergency landing after reported tail rotor problem... Read more

20-Feb-13 Boeing CH-46E Phitsanulok, Thailand

Hard emergency landing in a forest in Phitsanulok province.  Four of six (or seven?) occupants were admitted to hospital – Brigan Forney, Sarah Smith, Matthew Marcinko and Gavin Christian. Brigan Forney is reported to be suffering serious burns.  Helicopter was taking part in Exercise “Cobra Gold 2013”... Read more

27-Jul-11 Bell UH-1H Udon Thani, Thailand

Emergency landing in rice field... 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

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

07-Feb-11 Hua Hin, Thailand

Helicopter reportedly went down in the ocean off Thailand’s famous beach town of Hua Hin.  Two pilots had minor injuries... Read more

11-Jan-11 1722 Bell 205A.1 Bang Nam Priew, Thailand

Two people were injured when a Royal Thai Police helicopter made an emergency landing in a rice field... 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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