30-Dec-11 CC-CIX Eurocopter AS350B3 Fundo Colo, Chile

Helicopter destroyed by arson attack at 2.45am when parked.  Helicopter was operated by INAER Chile for CONAF (Chilean national fire service) in support of forest firefightingm,  which is what it is currently actively involved in.  Slogans were left nearby suggesting the perpetrators were campaigning for the freedom of “political prisoners”.

Date:
30 December, 2011
Reg:
CC-CIX
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
4288
Location:
Fundo Colo forest base, about 500 miles south of Santiago.
Country:
Chile
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
INAER
Link:
http://www.santiagotimes.cl/chile/human-rights-a-law/23143-chilean-fire-fighting-helicopter-sabotaged-amidst-forest-fires

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