01 August 2011

Thai helicopters crash sequence

As it frequently happens, tragic events tend to have a comic undertone, even if of a rather macabre style. This is definitely a case:

Third Thai helo crashes while looking for bodies from two earlier accidents

A third Royal Thai Army helicopter has crashed in the same area in the west of the country in a little over a week, local news outlets have reported.
I shall try to present it in sequence, since the article has muddled the story a bit:
  1. According to the reports, a Bell 212 'Huey' came down in Phetchaburi province...
  2. The Bell 212 had been dispatched to Phetchaburi province to recover the bodies of nine personnel killed when a Sikorsky S-70/UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the army crashed on 19 July while attempting to recover those killed in an accident the previous weekend.
  3. On that occasion, a Bell 212 reportedly crashed in bad weather with the loss of all five on board.
It might be a good idea to stop sending helicopters for any purpose related to this mission. Maybe a big enough unit of motorized infantry will be able to cope with it without loss of life.


Katie said...

Some how this reminds me of a Monty Python skit:


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yup. It fits.

Dick Stanley said...

Those old Hueys are dangerous in the best of times, but this sounds like a landlocked version of the Bermuda Triangle.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes. Especially for that general who sent these three.