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At around 9:00am this morning, a Blackhawk army helicopter crashed in a rubber plantation in Songkhla province with 7 military personnel inside. The commander of the 4th Army Region sustained serious injuries and 6 others suffered minor injuries in the crash. No casualties were reported. The Blackhawk took off from Sena Narong Military Camp in Hat Yai district, Songkhla province, at 8:45am and headed towards Sirindhorn Military Camp in Yarang district, Pattani province. At around 9am, it is suspected that the Blackhawk’s engine malfunctioned as the helicopter approached Thepha district in Songkhla province. The 2 pilots tried to conduct an […]

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great flying and good landing despite engine failure, hope all are safe, the pilot can explain the situation along with black box !

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The Blackhawk has two very powerful engines. It would seem unlikely both would fail at the exact same time unless fuel or electrical problem was involved. Seems they could have had more time to find a suitable “hard landing” spot, but just glad they’re safe. Looks like they landed in a very dense plantation. 

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