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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 86941
Last updated: 6 January 2021
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Date:21-APR-2002
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 212
Owner/operator:Continental Helicopters
Registration: C-GOKW
C/n / msn: 30855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:vicinity of Cali -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bolivia
Narrative:
Continental Helicopters Bell 212 C-GOKW was in transit to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Contact was lost when it was en route to Pasto (on the border between Colombia and Ecuador). The last known position of the aircraft was over Popayan, 50 NM south of Cali, Colombia. A search was initiated, but the helicopter was reported missing in a guerrilla-held area. Ecuadoran authorities did not respond to a request from Colombia to confirm whether the aircraft had landed in Ecuador. The civil aviation communications system in Colombia found no sign of the helicopter.

Safe precautionary landing was made due to bad weather; crew captured by FARC and held for 103 days; flown out undamaged 30 July 2002 by crew after demanded a ransom**

Sources:

CADORS 2002Q0410
Air International November 2002, p301 **

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2010 12:02 slowkid Added
09-Oct-2018 18:27 TB Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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