Civilian Helicopter Crashes into Komori Reserve in Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
By Choi Hwan-geum
[Pocheon-si, October 3, 2023] – A tragic incident occurred today as a civilian helicopter crashed into the Komori Reserve located in Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The helicopter, an AS-350 model with a capacity of six seats, was involved in desalination work during forest fire disaster prevention training in the Pocheon area when the accident took place at 11:08 AM.
The Komori Reserve, a serene and natural sanctuary within Soheul-eup, was unexpectedly disrupted by this unfortunate event. Fire authorities swiftly responded to the crash site and are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
It is heart-wrenching to learn that there were two individuals on board the ill-fated helicopter. The search and rescue teams are working diligently to gather all relevant information. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.
AS-350 helicopters are exceptionally well-regarded for their versatility and are often utilized for forestry management purposes. Typically originating from Russia, the KA-32 model is renowned as the most frequently employed forest helicopter worldwide. In addition, other models like the BELL206L-3, AS350-B2, ANSAT, and S-64E also play crucial roles in forest fire prevention efforts.
As more details emerge regarding this tragic incident, we will keep our readers informed. Let us hope that such incidents can be prevented in the future as we strive to ensure the safety of all helicopter operations.
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North Gyeonggi | 2023.10.03 13:02
A helicopter belonging to the Korea Forest Service collects fresh water for forest fire prevention. [사진-뉴스핌DB] 2023.10.03 firstname.lastname@example.org
[포천=뉴스핌] Reporter Choi Hwan-geum = A civilian helicopter crashed into the Komori Reserve in Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.
According to fire authorities on the 3rd, a civilian helicopter crashed into the Komori Reserve in Soheul-eup, Pocheon-si at 11:08am on this day.
It is said that the accident helicopter was an AS-350 (6 seats) with two people on board, and that it crashed while doing desalination work during forest fire disaster prevention training in the Pocheon area.
The AS-350 model helicopter is a medium-sized helicopter used for forestry management, etc. The most widely used forest helicopter is the ‘KA-32 model’ made in Russia. In addition, ▲5 BELL206L-3 and ▲4 models are each AS350-B2, ANSAT, and S-64E models.
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