Among those on board was Major General Nopporn Ruanchan, commander of the army's 4th Infantry Division
“The turning helicopter was hit by militants’ gunfire from the ground and crashed in the area controlled by the Syrian government army....
Divers began searching for wreckage in the river which, like many in rugged, jungled Sarawak, are prowled by massive crocodiles
Several witnesses told Norwegian media they saw the rotor blades separating from the helicopter while still in the air.
The helicopter was carrying 13 members army members
The search has been hampered by dark, cloudy conditions and large waves of up to 15 feet
Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots...
"It was an accident and not the result of insurgent activity," said the MoD news release
The Ministry of Defense confirmed the crash, but said it would release details later.