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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72547
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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Date:18-JAN-2002
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1N Twin Huey
Owner/operator:Policía Nacional de Colombia (PNC)
Registration: PNC-5008
C/n / msn: 32035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:southern Colombia -   Colombia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Came under machine-gun fire from FARC during anti-drug mission. Emergency landing due hydraulic failure. Crew evacuated by a Black Hawk. Five PNC officiers killed in a battle with FARC after dropped to protect the helicopter. The helicopter was finally bombed by a FAC airplane a few days later after other repair and salvation attempts failed.

Sources:

Scramble 369
https://www.helis.com/database/modelorg/Canada-CH-135/
AFM March 2002, p73


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Feb-2010 00:26 harro Added
12-Jun-2011 10:40 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source]
08-Oct-2018 16:02 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Country, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 13:08 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]

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