This Sunday March 19, four Colombian soldiers died after the fall of the helicopter that transported them. The tragic event occurred in the municipality of Quibdó, capital of the Chocó department. So far, the reasons why the aircraft fell to the ground are unknown.
“It is with sadness that I regret to report that there were no survivors in the plane crash in Quibdó,” reported the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, who explained that the military was doing “supply work.” And he added: “I have given the order to the authorities to move to the area to deal with the emergency and investigate the causes“.
Shortly after the tragic accident, a video began to circulate on social networks that captured the moment in which the aircraft began to give spin in the air until you fall among the vegetation.
As later revealed from In Radioon board the helicopter was traveling Lieutenant Julieth García, Captain Héctor Jerez and Sergeants Johan Orozco and Rubén Leguizamón. “I accompany the families in this painful moment. We will not leave them alone,” said the leader Colombian.
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The Army authorities approached the place, including Colonel Hector Alfonso CandelarioCommander of the Joint Task Force Titan, who appeared before the press and provided preliminary information on the incident.
“Within a supply operation that the joint task force was on board, to bring food to all the soldiers who are serving in the upper middle, This tragic accident occurs with a helicopter of which he was supplying“, explained the uniformed.
As the colonel continued with his story, upon arriving at the place of impact of the aircraft, they met the helicopter “totally cremated” and with two bodies around. In turn, a search block was implemented in the area, since witnesses to the event stated that there were two other crew members who they jumped before hitting the ground.
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“Preliminary information is that at the moment We have the helicopter crashed and totally incineratedtwo bodies are visually found and we are looking for two more than apparently, and according to what the community saw, they jumped out of the helicopter,” Candelario said.
while still the final results of the investigation are unknownas reported by the media The Colombianthere is a first hypothesis elaborated by the military that approached the place, which maintains that a engine failure would have been responsible for the accident.
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