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Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes, killing four

Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes, killing four

LA URIBE, Colombia, May 11 (UPI) — Four Colombian military personnel died and two were injured after a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the town of La Uribe, Colombia, on Sunday.

The helicopter crashed in the Colombian state of Meta due to apparent mechanical failure.

“In the afternoon there was an [Army] helicopter crash in the jurisdiction of Meta apparently by mechanical failure,” Colombia’s Ministry of Defense said.

The deceased have been identified as helicopter pilot Capt. Fabián Villamarín Santamaría, Cpl. Cristián Torres Rodríguez and soldiers Jaime Romero Peña y Freddy Díaz García.

The injured Lt. Alexander Carreño Morales and First Cpl. Diego Montaña Fandiño were transported to the Villavicencio Military Hospital for treatment.

Source: Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter crashes, killing four – UPI.com

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