Regional Army commander and six others injured after helicopter emergency crash lands in Songkhla


Songkhla –

Fourth Army Region Commander Lieutenant General Kriangkrai Srirak and six other people were injured after an army helicopter emergency crash landed in a rubber plantation in the Thepa district in Songkhla this morning (July 15th).

The helicopter engine appeared to have problems which made the pilot make an emergency landing and crashing in the rubber plantation.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find seven injured people including the fourth Army Region Commander Lieutenant General Kriangkrai Srirak. One of them was trapped inside. They were all taken to army hospitals.

Deputy Commander of the Fourth Army Region Major General Pramote Promin said to the press, “The helicopter departed from Hatyai in Songkhla heading to Pattani for their regular duty. Lieutenant General Kriangkrai was cognizant when emergency responders arrived. He has sustained some injuries. His health is being fully checked.”

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.