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5 Injured when CH-46E Sea Knight Helicopter Makes Hard landing during Cobra Gold

The CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, made the hard landing around noon

The CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, made the hard landing around noon

 

PHITSANULOK – Five military personnel were injured Wednesday when a helicopter made a hard landing north of the central city of Phitsanulok during the Cobra Gold exercise.

Embassy spokesman Walter Braunohler said there were no fatalities in the incident, which involved a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter carrying US personnel taking part in the Cobra Gold joint military drills.

A source close to the exercises said two of the helicopter passengers were believed to need emergency surgery, while one sustained more minor injuries and a further three were unhurt.

The injured were transported to medical facilities for treatment, said U.S. Air Force Capt. Cody Chiles, a spokesman for Cobra Gold 2013. Neither the names nor nationalities of the injured were immediately released.

Cobra Gold is a multinational exercise, but most of the participants are U.S. soldiers and Marines and Thai troops. It is scheduled to conclude Thursday.

The CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, made the hard landing around noon.

The incident is being investigated, Chiles said.

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