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Another Thai Helicopter crashes in Myanmar

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MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter

MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Blackhawks of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15). Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley.

BURMA, 19 JULY 2011 (NNT) – After the crash of a Thai army Black Hawk helicopter, 9 people on board are reported missing, including the commander of the 9th Infantry Division. The helicopter crashed inside Myanmar early today.

According to an army source, Major General Tawan Ruangsri, commander of the 9th Infantry Division, and a number of army officers were flying to retrieve the bodies of five soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province, bordering Myanmar, on Saturday. Also on board the aircraft were two reporters and 2 mechanics.

The Black Hawk crashed inside a forest in Myanmar. 9 people who were on board remain missing and their fate is yet to be known.

National News Bureau Of Thailand

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