Open letter to Ban Ki Moon from Dr Aye Chan of Arakan scholar from Kanda University of International Studies
Day: November 18, 2014
#ထိုင္းစစ္ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ ပ်က္က်၊ ၉ ဦး ေသဆံုး #BELL #212
ထိုင္းစစ္ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ ပ်က္က်၊ ၉ ဦး ေသဆံုး
ထုုိင္းႏုုိင္ငံေျမာက္ပုုိင္းမွာ စစ္ရဟတ္ယာဥ္တစီး ပ်က္က်ခဲ့လုုိ႔ လုုိက္ပါလာသူ စစ္တပ္ အရာရွိႀကီးေတြအပါအ၀င္ ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ေပၚပါသူ ၉ ဦးစလံုုး ေသဆံုုးခဲ့ပါတယ္။
အင္ဂ်င္ ၂ လံုးတပ္ Bell 212 စစ္ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ဟာ ဖာရုုိခရုုိင္ထဲကမွာ ႏို၀င္ဘာ ၁၇ ရက္ေန႔ ညေနပုုိင္းမွာ ဖာရုုိခရုုိင္ စစ္တပ္ အေျခစိုုက္စခန္းကေန ပ်ံတက္အၿပီး ၁၀ မိနစ္အတြင္း ပ်က္က်ခဲ့တာလိုု႔ စစ္တပ္ရဲ႕ ေျပာခြင့္ရ အမ်ိဳးသမီးက ေျပာပါတယ္။
ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ ပ်က္က်လုုိ႔ ေသဆံုုးသြားတဲ့အထဲမွာ အမွတ္ ၃ ထိုင္းစစ္တပ္က တပ္မႉးျဖစ္တဲ့ ဗုုိလ္မႉးခ်ဳပ္တဦးလည္း လုုိက္ပါသြားခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ပ်က္က်ရတဲ့ အေၾကာင္းအရင္းကုုိ ေသေသခ်ာခ်ာ မသိရေသးဘူးလုုိ႔လည္း ဆုုိပါတယ္။
ထုုိုုင္းႏုုိင္ငံမွာ စစ္တပ္ ရဟတ္ယာဥ္ေတြ ပ်က္က်ဖူးတဲ့ အစဥ္အလာ ရွိေနၿပီး ၂၀၁၁ ခုုႏွစ္တုုန္းက ၃ ႀကိမ္ ပ်က္က်ခဲ့လုုိ႔ လူ ၁၇ ဦး ေသဆံုုးခဲ့ဖူးပါတယ္။
ဒီျဖစ္စဥ္ေၾကာင့္ စစ္တပ္ရဲ႕ Bell212 ရဟတ္ယာဥ္အုုပ္စုုကိုု ေျမခ် စစ္ေဆးခဲ့ရဖူးပါတယ္။
#THAILAND # crash of the #Bell #212 #helicopter #killed #nine #Army #officers #yesterday in #Phayao
The crash of the Bell 212 helicopter that killed nine Army officers yesterday in Phayao province has raised widespread concern in the social network of whether this model of rotorcraft is still safe as one of the victims posted a message on his Facebook just before airborne saying the aircraft was old.
Sergeant Master (first class) Anant Chomchiengkam posted on his Facebook at 7.00 am before joining the team of the deputy commander of the Third Army Region Maj Songpol Thongjin to visit troops at various bases in Phayao and Chiang Rai on Monday.
His message reads “it’s time now to challenge the sky…the cold wind again… old copter.. new pilot…. weather closes…hell door opens….”
He also wrote he was very glad that the deputy commander of the Third Army offered him a hand shake before boarding the aircraft to begin the visit.
The officer was among the nine killed in the fatal crash.
A villager who witnessed the crash yesterday said he heard unusual sound like the copter was choking and then spinning and hitting a tree before crashing into the field.
Bell 212 helicopter had earlier crashed in Kaeng Kracharn national park in Phetburi province on July 24, 2011 killing three senior army officers.
Malfunctioning of the tail rotor was found to be the cause of the crash.
The Army has commissioned the Bell 212 helicopter in services for search and rescue operations with the installation of the lifting slings. It now has about 40 Bell 212 helicopters in use at all army bases across the country.
Meanwhile the Army has set up a committee to investigate the cause.
All the bodies of the officers were contained in coffins covered with national flags and carried in a convoy of army vehicles at noon today from Phayao back to the Third Army headquarters in Phitsanulok for religious ceremony.
The convoy is expected to arrive at Kuhasawan temple this evening where royal cremation ceremony will be held as an honour for the nine officers.
Religious ceremonies will be from today until November 25 when funeral will be held at 4.00 pm at Wat Kuhasawan.
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