Thai military helicopter crash kills five

A Thai military helicopter that went missing on Sunday crashed in bad weather in northern Thailand, killing all five people on board, the army said on Monday, according to .

Poor visibility due to the weather may have caused the crash, said Somsak, who is commander of the Third Area Army overseeing Thailand’s north.

The UH-72 light helicopter went down in Chiang Mai, near Thailand’s highest mountain, he said. It was returning to base in Phitsanuloke from a flood mission near the border with Myanmar.

The others on board were two pilots and two mechanics, Somsak said.

Source: AZERTAC