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  • Thailand News

    Thai minister ready to battle over funding for Russian helicopter

    Thai Interior Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, is set to challenge the parliamentary subcommittee’s refusal to approve funding for a new Russian-made helicopter. The helicopter is intended to augment the capabilities of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), particularly in dealing with the country’s increasing wildfires and haze pollution. The subcommittee, tasked with scrutinising the fiscal budget for 2024, had…

  • World News

    Tragic crash report unveils devastating loss of Leicester City’s beloved Thai chairman and crew (video)

    The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) finally concluded its report on the helicopter crash that tragically claimed the life of Leicester City‘s Thai chairman almost five years ago. The report, released by the AAIB last night, sheds light on the devastating incident that occurred near the King Power Stadium on October 27, 2018, resulting in the untimely deaths of Leicester…

  • Hot News

    Ukraine helicopter crash kills Interior Minister, at least 18 others

    A Ukraine helicopter crash reportedly killed Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and at least 18 others. The crash occurred near a kindergarten in the town of Brovary, just northeast of the capital of Kyiv yesterday. Yehvheniy Yenin, Monastyrsky’s deputy, along with a state secretary, was also killed in the crash. According to the Interior Ministry, three children were killed among the tally…

  • Thailand News

    A bungling low-flying helicopter pilot injures eight people of Children’s Day

    A bungling Royal Thai Navy (RTN) helicopter pilot caused chaos on Children’s Day by flying too low. The helicopter pulled down tents on top of people, injuring eight people including five children and three adults. The incident happened at a Children’s Day event on Saturday in the central province of Chantaburi. According to a report on Khaosod, RTN officers flew…

  • Thailand video news

    Petition for bars to open in Pattaya, Thailand Pass update | Good Morning Thailand LIVE | Ep.133

    In today’s episode Jay, Tim and Forest discuss about Thailand Pass updates, Petitions for bars to open, Andrea coming to Phuket.

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Hotel industry in tatters, Burmese rebels destroy army helicopter | May 4

    Today’s Covid stats at the end of the program. A Burmese rebel group is claiming to have downed an Army helicopter in the Kachin province in the far north of the country, poll of the Thai hotel industry shows that 47% of those surveyed only have enough liquidity to sustain less than 3 months of business, Public Health Minister, Anutin,…

  • World News

    Pakistani plane crash “due to pilot error”

    A preliminary report over last month’s Pakistani plane crash reveals the pilots made errors that caused them to crash the plane, resulting in the loss of 98 lives. The pilots were reportedly distracted as they were chit-chatting about the coronavirus and didn’t even bother to lower the plane’s landing gear. Furthermore, they tried to land the aircraft when they were…

  • Environment News

    Forest fire hikes up PM2.5 in Chiang Mai

    Yesterday some 200 firefighters were struggling on a Chiang Mai mountain slope to extinguish a forest fire that was pouring more hazardous PM2.5 smoke particles into the skies and, eventually, into the lungs of northern Thailand residents. And smoke from the forest and plantation fires, the vast majority deliberately lit, ends up in the capital when the winds are blowing…

  • World News

    Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna. He was 41. The tragedy occurred in Calabasas, California yesterday. Nine people, including the pilot, lost their lives. There were no survivors. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant played his entire 20 year career in the National Basketball Association…

  • Thailand News

    Remote Karen tribesman flown from western jungle to hospital for emergency surgery

    A Karen tribesman, suffering a life-threatening acute illness, has been airlifted from his remote hut deep in the jungles of Kanchanaburi, to the Sangkhla Buri Hospital for emergency treatment. Dr. Krisda Wutthiyakorn, director of Sangkhla Buri Hospital, and his team rushed to the patient’s hut by car through the winding jungle roads, deep in the Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary. They…

  • Thailand News

    Helicopter crashes in Nakhon Sawan

    A helicopter from the Royal Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation Department has crash-landed while on a training flight in Nakhon Sawan, north of Bangkok, yesterday. The pilot, a co-pilot and a mechanic escaped with only minor injuries after the chopper crashed into an empty field and caught fire. Rescuers managed to extinguish the fire. Department officials said that the helicopter developed…

  • Thai Life

    Tail-rotor control failure linked to Vichai helicopter crash

    A British investigation centered on the helicopter of the late Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanprabha, reports that his helicopter had spun and lost control only moments after clearing the stadium’s roof. The investigation found that the blue and white helicopter was used for most home matches as Vichai would always land and take off from the centre. The report indicates that…

  • Business News

    Questions arise about costs of military helicopters

    In the wake of the tragic crash of King Power supremo Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s personal helicopter last Saturday evening (UK time), an unintended story has emerged about the costs of the model of his helicopter, the same model used by the Royal Thai Army. Srisuwan Janya, a ‘transparency activist’, according to Khaosod English, has dug into the accounts books and found that…

  • World News

    Leicester fans mourn Thai boss killed in helicopter crash

    PHOTO: Fox Sports Fans have been laying out flowers, football scarves, prayers and tributes outside the Leicester City club grounds after Saturday’s helicopter accident, in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai Leicester club owner fans credit for an against-all-odds Premiership victory in 2016. “Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve…