Oil support Mi-8 down in Peru – 13 fatalities

Oil support Mi-8 down in Peru – 13 fatalities

8-Apr-2013 Source: HeliHub.com

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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

This accident is reported in our Safety pages at 07-Apr-13 OB-1916P Mil-8 Loreto, Peru (13F)

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