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22-Sep-15 OB-1941-P Airbus AS350B3 Ollantaytambo, Peru (5F)

During a transferring flight of “Odebrecht” Co. personnel, from Quillabamba to Cusco, crossing the Andes Mountains, the Helicopter crashed on a slope surrounding the “Veronica” snowy, destroying it completely. The wreckage was found at an altitude of over 4000m

All five on board died, identified here as Miguel Angel Pinto Panta (pilot), Felix Cardenas Gonzales (airline mechanic), Juan Carlos Lezama Mucching (mechanical Los Andes), Luis Garcia Villanueva Hoses and Nolberto Retarnozo (Odebrecht workers).

Operator Heliflight was reported here as saying the aircraft had 1422.5 flying hours

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06-Aug-15 EP-662 Mil Mi-17 Piura, Peru (1F)

Student Dioselinda Zapata Feijó was walking near the helicopter shortly after it landed was struck fatally by the tail rotor, after reportedly ignoring the security cordon. Municipal official Kathia Izquierdo said the woman’s brother reported she was trying to deliver a letter to the Cabinet chief asking that a relative be freed from prison.

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04-Sep-14 OB-1884-P Eurocopter SA315B Andamarca, Peru (3F)

Crashed and completely burnt out, killing pilot Walter Sulca Ramos and co-pilot Walter Quevedo Mestanza.  Weather of blizzards likely to be a factor

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26-Jul-14 I-CUDP Eurocopter SA318 El Camero, Peru

before the third take off, the pilot increasing the power and feel vibrations and become no stabilize. The tail rise and the main blades hit the ground and the helicopter wasw serious damaged. No fatalities. After the accident the helicopter spread 300 kgs of agricultural insecticide.

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16-Jun-14 EP-665 Mil MI-171Sh Ayacucho, Peru

Four of five POB injured.  Crashed into trees on take off from the grounds of the barracks No. 42 of counterinsurgency battalion Vraem (who do counter narcotics work)

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09-Jul-13 Bell UH-1H Tingo Maria, Peru (3F)

Crashed on night training flight.  Pilot named as Ronald Helbert Vargas Terán (34), and crew were Amadeo César Loayza Mercado (33) and Carlos Alberto Cercado Pinares (42).

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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

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25-Feb-13 FAP-667 Schweizer 300C Centro Poblado Camacho, Peru

Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field.  The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)

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07-Jan-13 N241CH Boeing 234LR Pucallpa, Peru (7K)

Minutes after take-off from Pucallpa, the helicopter appeared to have a problem en route and smoke was coming from the aircraft.  Shortly after it crashed into a jungle area killing all 7 on board – 2 Peruvians – Joel Castillo and Luis Ramos, and 5 Americans – Dan Immel , Ed Córdova, Jaime Pickett, Lee Bradford and Darrel Birkes.  It was reported that most worked for Petrominerales – for whom the helicopter was being operated

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06-Oct-12 OB-1949-P Eurocopter AS350B3 Kiteni, Peru

One of three helicopters fire bombed by terrorists at night while parked on the airfield.  All three were on contract to Transportadora de Gas del Peru

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06-Oct-12 OB-1845-P Bell 212 Kiteni, Peru

One of three helicopters fire bombed by terrorists at night while parked on the airfield.  All three were on contract to Transportadora de Gas del Peru

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06-Oct-12 OB-1586 Mil Mi-17 Kiteni, Peru

One of three helicopters fire bombed by terrorists at night while parked on the airfield.  All three were on contract to Transportadora de Gas del Peru

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06-Jun-12 OB-1840P Sikorsky S58T Peru (14F)

Crashed in mountainous area, killing all 14 on board.  Took 48 hours approx to find wreckage, partly due to poor weather conditions and overnight temperatures down to -15C.  The helicopter was itself built in 1963 and first delivered to the German Army.  Passenger manifest now released :

  • From South Korea:  Thois Young Hwan, Kin Today Jun, Sang Bae Wuo, Kin Byungdal, Yoo Bongdar, Jeon Hyo Geon, Hyung Suk Leen and Hee Wook Rim.
  • From Austria: – Bustapson Anderz Benge, Tomas Dusek, Erick Kupper.
  • From Peru: Anto Ruiz.

The crew have been named as Alfredo Soberon and Luis Echegoyen.  Later report following court case(s) published here

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09-May-12 Mil Mi-17 Mazamari, Peru (1F)

After experiencing some blade damage in flight, an emergency landing was made.  The impact killed pilot Rodolfo León Gavilán.  The other 18 on board survived.  The police had been engaged on an anti-drug trafficking mission.

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12-Apr-12 PNP-357 Bell UH-1H Kiteni, Peru (1F)

Peruvian National Police helicopter crashed killing co-pilot Nancy Flores after being shot at by rebels while searching for 43 kidnapped energy company workers. Two others – gunner Luis Guerrero and a civilian acting as a guide, Elver Huaman, were wounded.

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10-Apr-12 PNP-125 Robinson R44 Callao, Peru

Extensively damaged in force landing on roof of house.  On board were Mayor  Óscar Aronez Canova, Captain José Iván Tarrillo Díaz and officer Lucio Quispe Santillana, all of the Peruvian National Police

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12-Jan-12 PNP-352 Bell UH-1H Pucallpa, Peru

Apparent mechanical failure at low level

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14-Sep-11 EP-617 Mil Mi-171 Chorobamba, Peru (2F)

Shot down by rebels of Sendero Luminoso when flying over the region of the rivers Apurimac and Ene. Two fatalities named as Lt. Col. Ernesto Vasquez Esneider Silvaand Captain Alberto Campos Vidarte Jenner

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21-May-11 OB-1891-P Bell 204B Cusco, Peru

Crashed beside the runway at Cusco Airport on a post-maintenance test flight. Operator reports it as mechanical failure. On board were Jose Sanchez Caballero (pilot), Neffry Palomino and Daniel Delgado (mechanics).

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29-Oct-09 OB-1909 Eurocopter AS350B Saramuro, Peru (2F)

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10-Oct-09 FAP-603 Mil Mi-17 Valley of Apurimac and Ene, Peru [2 of 2]

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10-Oct-09 FAP-… Mil Mi-17 Valley of Apurimac and Ene, Peru [1 of 2]

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01-Oct-09 OB-1911P Eurocopter AS350B3 Lacco Yavero, Peru (3F)

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02-Sep-09 FAP-640 Mil Mi-17 Sinaycocha, Peru (3F)

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21-Aug-09 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-17 VRAE Zone, Peru

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18-Jul-09 HI-421 Enstrom F28F 6.5 miles north of Pisco Airport, Peru

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