A helicopter of a private firm accidentally hit a power cable and crashed onto the Chao Phya River Saturday, police said.
The accident happened at 10:30 am near the pier of Wat Klang Pakkret Temple in Nonthaburi’s Pakkret district.
Two pilots and two other staffs of the firm, Helilux Co, exited the helicopter before it sank to the river’s bed. They were later plugged out of water by the nearby residents.
The helicopter, Robinson R44, was shooting a documentary video around the Kret Island, for using a promotion of the helicopter chartering service, when its tail hit a power cable, causing the helicopter to spin out of control and fall into the river, the pilot said.