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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64642
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:26-MAR-2009
Time:06:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H-II Huey II
Owner/operator:EjÚrcito Nacional de Colombia
Registration: EJC-409
C/n / msn: 10374
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tumaco -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Colombian National Army reported on Thursday that two captains and two soldiers died in a helicopter accident in the southern Colombian department of Narino, border with Ecuador.

"The Command from the National Army regrets to inform that on Thursday early morning a helicopter from the Aviation Brigade crashed when it was approving control operation on the traffic axis," the Army said.

In a communique, the Army said that the helicopter Huey II, donated from the U.S. to be used for fighting against terrorism, came down at 0630 GMT in a locality in the south west of Colombia in the municipality of Tumaco, for causes that were being investigated.

A team of special investigations made up by officers from the Air Force of Colombia went to the accident zone to determine the causes of the accident.

Sources:

http://helihub.com/2009/03/26/26-mar-09-bell-huey-ii-tumaco-columbia/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/27/content_11079433.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Oct-2011 09:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2018 06:59 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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