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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178295
Last updated: 30 May 2021
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Date:04-AUG-2015
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
Owner/operator:Policía Nacional Colombia
Registration: PNC-0608
MSN: 70-3887
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carepa, Urabá -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances during an anti-narcotics operation..
Sixteen police officers died in the crash. Two others were severely injured. One police officer later died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

Sources:

Associated Press
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/08/04/world/americas/ap-lt-colombia-helicopter-crash.html
http://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/paz-y-derechos-humanos/accidente-de-helicoptero-de-la-policia-en-uraba-XI2479246
https://www.aviacol.net/accidentes-incidentes/incidente-helicoptero-policia-colombia-black-hawk.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/08/25/colombia-police-officer-dies-injuries-from-helicopter-crash.html


Images:

Photo of PNC-0608 courtesy AirHistory.net


Rionegro - José María Córdova (SKRG / MDE)
10 July 2015; (c) Jonathan Verschuuren

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Aug-2015 19:43 gerard57 Added
04-Aug-2015 19:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Source]
04-Aug-2015 21:26 Chieftain Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
05-Aug-2015 12:00 CTYONE Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants]
05-Aug-2015 12:00 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2015 16:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Aug-2015 07:11 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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