THIS is the horror moment eight people were crushed during a children's party after a helicopter pilot flew low causing a roof to collapse.
The navy helicopter pilot was flying over Chanthaburi province in Thailand to throw flowers and sweets for children celebrating National Children's Day.
But when the helicopter flew above some marquee tents, it caused them to collapse onto a crowd leaving eight people injured including five children.
The incident happened in the Tha Chang municipality in the Muang district on Saturday morning.
A 58-year-old woman was taken to the nearby Prapokklao Hospital with a broken neck and a cut on her head, Bangkok Post reported.
Two injured adults and five children were treated and discharged from the hospital shortly afterwards.
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The local Tha Chang municipal office had requested the navy's Chanthaburi and Trat Border Defence Command to arrange for the helicopter to fly over the venue, the outlet reports.
RAdm Therdkiat Jitkaew, deputy commander of the Chanthaburi and Trat Border Defence Command, has apologised 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.
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The pilot of the jet was killed in the crash.
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