This is the terrifying moment eight children were crushed during a children’s party when a helicopter pilot flew too low, causing a roof to collapse.
The navy helicopter pilot was flying over Thailand’s Chanthaburi province, dropping flowers and candy to children celebrating National Children’s Day.
However, when the helicopter flew over some marquee tents, they collapsed onto a crowd, injuring eight people, including five children.
On Saturday morning, the incident occurred in the Tha Chang municipality in the Muang district.
According to Bangkok Post, a 58-year-old woman was taken to the nearby Prapokklao Hospital with a broken neck and a cut on her head.
Two injured adults and five children were treated and released from the hospital shortly after.
According to the outlet, the local Tha Chang municipal office asked the navy’s Chanthaburi and Trat Border Defence Command to arrange for the helicopter to fly over the venue.
RAdm Therdkiat Jitkaew, deputy commander of the Chanthaburi and Trat Border Defence Command, has apologized for the incident.
A navy spokesman also offered apologies on behalf of the navy’s commander-in-chief, Admiral Choengchai Chomchoengpaet, who ordered the distribution of financial and medical aid to those injured.
A similar incident occurred back in 2017 when a Jas 39 fighter jet crashed during an air show n Children’s Day in the Songkhla province.