Chopper crashes in Nakhon Nayok; 5 injuries reported

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Nakhon Nayok, 17 June 2013 A helicopter has crash landed in Nakhon Nayok province, injuring five soldiers. 

According to the report, the chopper is an 8-seat twin rotor blade Huey which belonged to the Royal Thai Army Aviation Center. The chopper, with 8 soldiers on board, made a crash landing in Baan Na District of Nakhon Nayok Province. Five soldiers were injured and immediately taken to a hospital nearby, while the other 3 were safe.

Officials initially suspected that the crash was caused by engine failure, forcing the helicopter to make an emergency landing. Firefighters were called in to put out columns of smoke rising from the helicopter.