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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149602
Last updated: 16 October 2020
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Date:06-OCT-2012
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS350
Owner/operator:Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TGP)
Registration: OB-1949-P
C/n / msn: 4946
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kiteni Airfield - SPQI, Jungle Region of Cusco -   Peru
Phase: Standing
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Left-wing Shining Path rebels in Peru have burned three helicopters used by a private gas consortium, officials say.
The attack in the early hours of Saturday 6 October 2012 happened at the airfield in Kiteni, in the jungle region of Cusco, close to the only natural gas pipeline in the country.
No-one was injured or abducted, the military said. It is not clear why the rebels attacked the airstrip.
Local media said the rebels may have been trying to ambush a military patrol, and when they failed, decided to attack the airstrip instead.

Sources:

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n289287
http://helihub.com/2012/10/06/06-oct-12-ob-1949p-eurocopter-as350b3-kiteni-peru/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2012 03:07 Alpine Flight Added
08-Oct-2012 00:00 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]

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