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Helicopter pilot in Children’s Day incident not drunk, says navy spokesman

Pavilion tents collapse as a helicopter flies above a National Children’s Day event venue in Tha Chang municipality in Muang district, Chanthaburi, on Saturday morning. (Screenshot)

The navy has been quick to reject as untrue a post on social media suggesting the pilot of the helicopter that caused an incident during a National Children’s Day event in Chanthaburi province was drunk.

Navy spokesman Adm Pokkrong Monthatpalin issued the denial on Monday. 

Eight people were injured, mostly children, when the helicopter flew above the marquee tents, causing them to collapse onto the crowd beneath, at Tha Chang municipality in Chanthaburi’s Muang district on Saturday morning.

Afterwards, a woman posted on social media that a member…

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