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Jakarta Post

Three killed in helicopter crash in Thailand


    Agence France-Presse

Bangkok   /   Wed, July 18, 2018   /   06:48 pm
Three killed in helicopter crash in Thailand A log entry for the Eurocopter 355 NP helicopter, owned by a private company, reported four men were aboard at the time of the crash, reported the Department of Airports coordination center for disaster search and rescue. (The Nation/ANN/File)

At least three people were killed in a helicopter crash in northeastern Thailand on Wednesday, officials said.

The victims were travelling to Khon Kaen province in the early morning when the helicopter crashed before landing.

"The flight was supposed to land in Khon Kaen airport at 9:10am but around 9:00am we got a report that the helicopter crashed into a rice field," Alongkot Vorakee, a senior official in the province, told AFP.

A fourth body may be recovered as a pilot, co-pilot and two passengers were believed to be on board.

"The death toll may be four but we can only see three bodies here, the fourth may be under the wreckage," said Lieutenant Colonel Jetmanoon Sapapairot, a district police official in the area.

There was no information about the passengers and the purpose of their trip or why the accident happened.

Authorities from the Department of Aviation were dispatched to the wreckage site to investigate.