Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Seven U.S. Marines were injured in Thailand today during the international military exercise Cobra Gold when their helicopter made a hard landing.
Smoke from the heavy US helicopter crash was noticed at noon, soon after a heavy rainstorm. It was 3pm before the injured were ferried out.
[One Marine] was being treated at Buddhachinaraj Hospital while the other three injured personnel were taken to Pitsanuvej Hospital.
Three other Americans were treated and did not require admission.
An estimated 13,000 troops from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia are in Thailand for Cobra Gold.