04-Aug-15 PNC-0608 Sikorsky UH-60L Carepa, Colombia (16F)

Helicopter on low-level anti-drug operation crashed, reportedly having been shot at from the ground by an improvised mortar device.  Initial reports said 15 fatal and 2 survivors, later raised to 16+2

List deceased includes – Assistant Superintendent Gualdrón Diego Rodriguez. Patrolman Jesus Antonio Polo.  Patrullero Enrique Escobar.  Patrolman Wilson Reyes Martinez.  Patrullero Norberto Cáceres Baptist.  Patrullero Eider Correa. 
Patrullero Ivan Diaz Santiago.  Captain John Palacios.  Captain Hernando Guzman.  Patrullero Gongora.  Assistant Superintendent Cruz.  Patrullero deiner Mountain.

Wounded: Sergeant Edgar Andres Baez.  Patrolman Juan Carlos Mesa Patiño.

Date:
4 August, 2015
Reg:
PNC-0608
Make:
Sikorsky
Model:
UH-60
MSN:
70-3887
Location:
Carepa
Country:
Colombia
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
16
Operator:
Colombian-National-Police
Link:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11492130
Link:
http://www.elcolombiano.com/accidente-de-helicoptero-de-la-policia-en-uraba-XI2479246
Link:
http://www.aviacol.net/noticias-del-aire/accidentes-e-incidentes-aereos/incidente-helicoptero-policia-colombia-black-hawk.html

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