The airship, operated by the 15th Infantry Division based in Nong Jik district, came to ground shortly before noon in tambon Yarang, with the crew reporting a fault in the control system, according to Khao Sod newspaper.
Villagers said the airship appeared in the air in the morning, then began circling. Two helicopters and a small plane then appeared to guide it to a landing.
About 50 soldiers sealed off the landing spot. Villagers said it appeared fuel containers were being delivered to the two crewmen.
Helicopters remained in the air and escorted the airship back to its base in Nong Jik district around 12.30pm.