Six killed in Thai Air Force helicopter crash

August 6th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Aug 6 (DPA) A Royal Thai Air Force helicopter crashed Wednesday in the conflict-ridden deep south, killing all six people on board, officials said. The Huey helicopter crashed shortly after departing from Betong border town in Yala province, 850 km south of Bangkok.

“We still don’t know what caused the crash,” said Air Force spokesman Montol Sanchukorn. “We have sent a team to investigate.”

It was the second helicopter crash in two months in the troubled deep South, which comprises the provinces Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala.

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