The Colombian Bell UH-1H Huey II helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.
Regretfully three occupants died and two occupants were seriously injured.
“The air force reports that the Huey II helicopter … which was flying between Air Combat Command No. 4, in Melgar-Tolima, and Air Maintenance Command, in the city of Madrid, in Cundinamarca, crashed in the area of Bojaca,” the FAC said.
Cundinamarca’s risk management agency said the two survivors remained trapped in the fuselage.
Primeras imágenes del helicóptero accidentado hoy, FAC-4420 en la vereda El Chorro de Bojacá – Cundinamarca, fallecieron tres de los tripulantes y dos heridos están siendo trasladados hacia el Hospital Militar Central pic.twitter.com/60UtLmaVCT
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Firefighters from nearby towns, as well as rescue teams from the air force and army, had been dispatched to the accident site to attend to the victims.
At the moment the identity of the victims is unknown, however, as it was possible to establish the Combat Air Command No. 4, it is carrying out the respective rescue and investigation work, and in a few minutes, more details of this fact will be announced.
#LoÚltimo | Este es el cerro donde cayó el helicóptero Huey II, que volaba entre el Comando Aéreo de Combate No. 4, en Melgar, Tolima y el Comando Aéreo de Mantenimiento en el municipio de Madrid, Cundinamarca?: @DidierChica pic.twitter.com/IyKxI2S8zS
— NOTICIERO CM& (@CMILANOTICIA) February 27, 2020
According to the FAC, the aircraft last communicated with ground control at 11:10 a.m. local time (1610 GMT).