07-Apr-13 OB-1916P Mil-8 Loreto, Peru (13F)

Incident summary – Oil exploration support helicopter went down, killing all on board.  Initial reports vary between 13 and 14 fatalities after initial reports of 9.  Some local news sources are saying it exploded in the air, 10 minutes from its destination.  The helicopter was supporting work by Perenco Peru, who issued a statement saying that apart from two crew there was one of their employees on board as well as others from three different contractors.

The flight manifest (according to this page) listed those on board as R. Caballero de la Cruz – Pilot, Pedro Garate Arcila – Co-pilot, Ángel La Rosa Díaz – Flight Engineer, José Vargas Siprian – Mechanic, Máximo Cuello Yumbato, Deyvi Salas Del Águila, F. Saavedra Sánchez, Víctor Vallejos Clavo, Hernán Serrantes Paima, José Navarro Pinto, Frider Pasmiño Vargas, R. Manuyama Sandoval, Jairo Cahuamri Tello

Date
April 7, 2013
Reg
OB-1916P
Make
Mil
Model
Mi-8
MSN
10833
Location
In the Loreto region, en route from Iquitos to "Block 67" - an oil rich jungle region
Country
Peru
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
14
Operator
Helicopteros-del-Pacifico
Link 1
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/helicopter-with-13-people-aboard-goes-down-in-peruvian-jungle-no-survivors-found-so-far/2013/04/07/78ab6dc4-9fe9-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html
Link 2
http://news.yahoo.com/perenco-helicopter-crashes-peru-13-dead-source-232211440.html
Link 3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18383768

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