17-Jan-14 XC-BBF Bell UH-1H Tancitaro, Mexico

Hit cable at low level and crashed into wooded area.  Some reports suggest the cable was intentionally put there by the dissident groups, and that this helicopter was one of 11 put into the region to restore order after the dissident group took control. Helicopter fitted with cable cutters. 5 pOB received minor injuries, and they were named as

  • Federal Public Ministry agent, Alan Daniel Montesinos López,
  • Federal ministerial police, Francisco Javier López Soto,
  • Mechanical technician, Gilberto Amezcua Solorio,
  • Pilot Enrique Rosales  Villegas
  • Co-Pilot and Second Artillery Captain, Germán Ortiz Narciso.
Date
January 17, 2014
Reg
XC-BBF
Make
Bell
Model
UH-1
MSN
11529
Location
Tancitaro, 15 miles north of Apatzingán
Country
Mexico
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
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Link 2
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Link 3
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