A series of photos taken by newswire Vietnamplus show the crash site of military helicopter UH-1 in an outlying district of Ho Chi Minh City. Four in-flight soldiers were killed in the accident on January 28.
The four victims are Lieutenant Colonel Tran Van Duc, flight head of the Air Force Regiment 917; Colonel Do Van Chinh, of the aircraft engine section; Le Hong Quan, co-pilot in charge of flight navigation; and Nguyen Viet Cuong, pilot.
The plane took off at 07:15 am and lost contact with air traffic controllers 8 minutes later over the sky of the city’s Cu Chi District.
Police are seen examining the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus
Police and militia members are seen examining the site. The UH-1 helicopter hit the soil in Pham Van Hai Commune of Binh Chanh District after it departed from Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Wednesday morning. Photo: Vietnamplus
Another part of the crashed military helicopter UH-1 at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus
A part of the military helicopter UH-1 at the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus
Police and rescuers are seen on duty at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus
Rescuers and militiamen are seen on duty at the scene. Photo: Vietnamplus
An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident. Photo: Vietnamplus