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20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-21 PNC-0715 Bell UH-1H II Subachoque, Colombia (3F)

20-Nov-2021

Police helicopter on counter-narcotics operation crashed for unknown reasons.  Initial reports (example) show foggy conditions, which may have been contributory.  Two fatalities of the six on board as a result of the accident, with a third death confirmed a short time later from the hospital Colombian vice president Marta Lucia Ramirez tweeted the names of... Read more

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

12-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

The Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter will be the new Presidential Transport helicopter in the Republic of Colombia. The aircraft, in a special VVIP configuration, is expected to be delivered in spring this year and will be operated by the Colombian Air Force. The supply of this helicopter will make the Colombian Air Force the... Read more

Trakka delivers total surveillance solutions package for Colombian National Police

Trakka delivers total surveillance solutions package for Colombian National Police

15-Jul-2020Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka USA, LLC is pleased to announce the delivery of Trakka’s Total Surveillance Solution Package for the Colombian National Police to support the Directorate of Aviation, Halcon Group. The Total Surveillance Solutions Package is comprised of the TrakkaCam TC-300 Multi-sensor Camera System, TrakkaMap TM-100 Mission Management, Moving Map, and recording system, and the TrakkaBeam A800... Read more

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-19 FAC0006 Bell 412 Albán, Colombia (6F)

25-Oct-2019

Helicopter with pilot, co-pilot and four technicians was en route from Palanquero Air Base, in Puerto Salgar, to its maintenance base at Madrid.  The helicopter is part of the Presidential Flight.... Read more

US sends 60 training helicopters to Colombia

US sends 60 training helicopters to Colombia

11-Sep-2019Source: US Army Security Assistance Command

Fighting illegal drug trafficking is done to safeguard national security, and this fight is supported by security assistance programs executed for the Army by Security Assistance Command. USASAC has used one such program, Section 333, to transfer 60 TH-67 Training Bell Model helicopters to the Regional Helicopter Training Center in Melgar, Colombia. The helicopters had... Read more

First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

21-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Colombian Army Aviation Branch have recently gained their first female helicopter pilot. Second Lieutenant Viviana Yesenia Forero Moncada finished her nine months of training at the Armed Forces Helicopter School in Bogotá. 2nd Lt. Forero is now equipped to fly the Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter, and is paving the way for inclusion of women... Read more

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

5-Aug-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will leverage its assets in Colombia to provide BLACK HAWK helicopter operators in Mexico with maintenance, component repair and pilot simulator training, the company announced today as a step toward establishing Colombia as a nexus for supporting BLACK HAWK operators throughout Latin America. The initiative will enable Mexico’s growing BLACK... Read more

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

22-Apr-2016Source: Report CA

The widow of Helinet boss Al Purwin has raied a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages and against Cross Creek Pictures LLC, Imagine Entertainment LLC, Vendian Entertinament LLC, Quadrant Pictures and the estate of pilot Carlos Berl, who also died in the accident – See full story... Read more

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

31-Mar-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s... Read more

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

15-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal... Read more

05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

5-Oct-2015

Crashed and burned out after reported loss of hydraulics led to loss of tail rotor control and an emergency landing.  Six fatalities named as Pilot Javier Arias F, copilot Germán David Beltrán;  Col. Carlos Alberto Melendez, police commander for Meta region, along with colleagues Jeison Alejandro García and Luís Felipe Nieva Gómez, plus one other... Read more

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

8-Sep-2015Source: US DoD

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March... Read more

Colombia looking into helipad near Lost City site

Colombia looking into helipad near Lost City site

3-Sep-2015Source: Colombia Reporters

A tourism operator is talking to Colombia’s national authorities to see if it is possible to build a helicopter pad near the Lost City, ancient pre-Columbian ruins that now require a six-day trek to visit. See Full Story... Read more

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

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

4-Aug-2015

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. ... Read more

14-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 El Bejuco, Colombia (4F)

14-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 El Bejuco, Colombia (4F)

14-Jul-2015

Helicopter on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four.  Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.... Read more

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

Moroccan Chinooks near completion of refurbishment at Columbia Helicopters

13-May-2015Source: Columbia Helicopters

The Royal Moroccan Air Force had a good problem. They had just acquired three Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the US Army, the Moroccan’s had a requirement to bring the aircraft to an almost new condition before they could begin to operate them. The answer came from just under 6,000 miles away, in Aurora, Oregon.... Read more

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T Engine Overhauls

3-Mar-2015Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) with the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with Pratt & Whitney PT6T and JT15D... Read more

Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

9-Nov-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, marking the entrance of the type in the Latin American country and the first offshore AW139 in Spanish South America. These aircraft, whose delivery is expected in 2015, will be used to support the... Read more

28-Aug-14 HK-4287G Robinson R22 Amaga, Colombia

28-Aug-14 HK-4287G Robinson R22 Amaga, Colombia

28-Aug-2014

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=169314... Read more

Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

Los Angeles judge denies motion for R66 trial to be held in Colombia

11-Apr-2014Source: Baum Hedlund

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a forum non conveniens motion filed by Robinson Helicopter Company, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell to have a fatal helicopter crash case (the very first R66 crash) removed from her courtroom in Los Angeles to be litigated in Colombia, where the crash occurred. In her March 28 ruling, the Honorable Michelle R.... Read more

23-Feb-14 EJC-2160 Sikorsky UH-60L Hondas, Colombia (4F)

23-Feb-14 EJC-2160 Sikorsky UH-60L Hondas, Colombia (4F)

23-Feb-2014

Accident killed Major Luis Fabián Carrero Llanos, Captain Jhonny Patiño Ballesteros, Sargeant Leonardo Polo Monje and Cadet Mauricio Gómez Vélez.... Read more

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

Colombian Navy takes delivery of two Bell 412EPs

9-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The Colombian Navy has recently taken delivery of two Bell 412EPs, serialled locally as ARC-225 and ARC-226. These are Bell serial numbers 36639 test flown as N493AH and became ARC-225 with Colombian Navy, and 36640 test flown as N495FB and became ARC-226 with Colombian Navy Finished in a overall naval grey colour, the helicopters feature... Read more

09-Jan-14 HK-4462 Bell 206L3 Anori, Colombia (5F)

09-Jan-14 HK-4462 Bell 206L3 Anori, Colombia (5F)

9-Jan-2014

Crashed killing all five occupants – military personnel flying in a civilian helicopter.  Former president quoted here said that crash caused by FARC terrorists... Read more

23-Dec-13 PNC-0923 Bell 206L4 Briceño, Colombia

23-Dec-13 PNC-0923 Bell 206L4 Briceño, Colombia

23-Dec-2013

Helicopter landed close to a landmine which was then triggered via mobile phone by a terrorist group.  2 injuries of 6 POB – named as Patrolman Diego Garzón and the pilot Captain Juan Gabriel Ramirez... Read more

R66 being used in EMS role in Colombia

R66 being used in EMS role in Colombia

13-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

A Robinson R66 is being used in Colombia as a pediatric air ambulance. It is flying alongside Westwind 1124A and Learjet 31 jets with Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV). Doctors at FCV are using the R66 to reach pediatric patients in remote areas. The back seat of the R66 has been replaced with a bench,... Read more

29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

29-Oct-2013

Very heavy landing on training flight, remained upright, although boom broken at root.  Post impact fire was extinguished.... Read more

Colombia takes delivery of first S-70i with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability

Colombia takes delivery of first S-70i with Terrain Awareness and Warning Capability

18-Oct-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has delivered to the Colombian Army two S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters incorporating a Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) as standard equipment. Colombia is the first country to field S-70i helicopters equipped with HTAWS, which Sikorsky has customized for the unique requirements of the combat assault and... Read more

15-Oct-13 EJC-4214 Bell UH-1H La Mayajura, Colombia

15-Oct-13 EJC-4214 Bell UH-1H La Mayajura, Colombia

15-Oct-2013

Crashed in mountainous region close to Venezeulan border.  No casualties... Read more

07-Oct-13 HK-4770 Mil Mi-171 Orito, Colombia

07-Oct-13 HK-4770 Mil Mi-171 Orito, Colombia

7-Oct-2013

Inadvertently landed in a mine field.  Occupants escaped unharmed but helicopter later consumed by fire.... Read more

MAKS 2013 – Vertical de Aviacion signs for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s

MAKS 2013 – Vertical de Aviacion signs for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s

28-Aug-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion today signed agreements for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon. Vertical de Aviacion plans to deploy the Mi-171A1s in Mexico for cargo and passenger flights, while... Read more

09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

09-Jul-13 HK-4866 Eurocopter BK117A4 Teorama, Colombia (5F)

9-Jul-2013

Contacted high voltage powerlines and crashed with 5 fatalities.  Registration NOT yet verified... Read more

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army buys two more S-70i Black Hawks

11-Apr-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence & Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to buy two additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the Special Forces of the Colombian... Read more

Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

Sikorsky launches State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Centre in Colombia

11-Apr-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the opening of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar. The first of its kind in South America, the center provides pilot and flight crew training for the Colombian Armed Services and Sikorsky military customers throughout the region.... Read more

01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

1-Apr-2013

Precautionary landing due to engine problem en route Bucaramanga to Yopal... Read more

Colombian Army takes delivery of five S-70i Black Hawks

Colombian Army takes delivery of five S-70i Black Hawks

22-Mar-2013Source: Sikorsky

The Colombian Army has formally inducted five new Sikorsky S-70i multi-mission helicopters into its fleet of BLACK HAWK aircraft. Colombia is the first South American country to buy the S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter variant from Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. “We are honored by the trust the Colombian Armed Forces continue to... Read more

Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

Black Hawk simulator delivered to Colombian Air Force

11-Mar-2013Source: Colombian Air Force

(electronic translation) In order to improve the training of helicopter pilots UH-60L, the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón Well, today delivered to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) art simulator in Melgar (Tolima). The sophisticated equipment is the exact replica of a cockpit of these aircraft, known as Black Hawk, has all the tools, systems and... Read more

25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

25-Feb-13 EJC-3378 Mil Mi-17 San Juan de Sumapaz, Colombia

25-Feb-2013

Crashed from low level hover due to high winds... Read more

14-Feb-13 HK-2887 Bell 206B Caldono, Colombia

14-Feb-13 HK-2887 Bell 206B Caldono, Colombia

14-Feb-2013

Four injured in emergency landing in a garden.  Pilot Eduardo Augusto Ospina was flying three military personnel – mobile brigade commander 29, Colonel Carlos Salamanca; Corporal Hector Fabio Sogamoso, and professional soldier Jaider Cardenas Posso.... Read more

Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

Sikorsky triples size of its team in Colombia

31-Jan-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to structurally repair seven damaged UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters for the Colombian Army (COLAR) at its base depot in Tolemaida, Colombia. To ensure sustained support for operations as mandated by the Colombian Army, the Colombian Army Aviation (part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team) has continued to expand its in-country... Read more

Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion adds three Mi-171s

8-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Vertical de Aviacion has added three Mi-8s to its fleet, believed to be part of its ongoing support flights in Afghanistan. In the last three years, US Dept of Defense has contracted the company to the value of $498 Million – see details. The three Mi-8s have been acquired pre-owned, one from South Africa and... Read more

05-Jan-13 Bell 412 Tumaco, Colombia (1F)

05-Jan-13 Bell 412 Tumaco, Colombia (1F)

5-Jan-2013

Colombian Navy 412 crashed on an EMS mission, killing Ocoró John Jairo Torres, who had over 15 years military experience.  Four others to hospital – Pilot Miguel Córdoba, Copilot Juan Pablo Zuloaga; and rescuers Luis Miguel Ibáñez and Ronal Jiménez.... Read more

15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

15-Dec-2012

Emergency landing into trees.  Three injuries reported... Read more

RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

RotorWay Announces Two New Dealers

10-Dec-2012Source: RotorWay

RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of two new dealers in Colombia, and Australia. RotorWay of Colombia is back! Diego Torres is owner of RotorWay Colombia. Diego has been selling, building and flying RotorWay helicopters for over a decade, and we are happy to have him back. David Donaldson is taking over the... Read more

22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

22-Nov-12 ARC-218 Eurocopter BK117A3 El Piñón, Colombia

23-Nov-2012

Approx date.  Autorotation landing to uneven ground in open field.  Helicopter ended up tail low on its skids, and witness reported blade damage. 3 POB not injured... Read more

Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

2-Nov-2012Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced it has expanded its support of the Colombia Armed Forces BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet by opening an office in Bogota, Colombia. In addition, Sikorsky will open South America’s first BLACK HAWK helicopter training center in Melgar, Colombia, in early 2013. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The new office... Read more

01-Nov-12 Huey II Sandoná, Colombia

01-Nov-12 Huey II Sandoná, Colombia

1-Nov-2012

Failed to gain height, and control very erratic on take-off from sports field.  Put down safely, but not before damaging buildings with its downwash.  Government minister on board... Read more

Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

Colombian Air Force closes first workshop on aviation drug interdiction

15-Oct-2012Source: Colombian Air Force

(electronic translation from original)  After two days of the seminar held in the capital city, which was represented in 25 countries of the continent, successfully concluded this academic event, where experience showed that Colombia has acquired over time, in the fight against illicit drug trafficking by air. He highlighted the work being done combined with... Read more

Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

Columbian Air Force replaces VVIP Bell 412

10-Oct-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Columbian Air Force has very recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP, with the aircraft being noted at various points on its ferry flight from Texas, including San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica on Sunday 7th October.  The aircraft is a replacement for an earlier 412 which was damaged beyond... Read more

FARC guerrillas release kidnapped helicopter pilots

FARC guerrillas release kidnapped helicopter pilots

1-Aug-2012

Pilots Juan Carlos Alvarez and Alejandro de Jesus Ocampo were handed over to representatives of the ICRC and a local human rights non-governmental organisation in a remote area in the jungle-covered Cauca province (see full story)... Read more

26-May-12 Bell UH-1 Huey II Nariño, Colombia

26-May-12 Bell UH-1 Huey II Nariño, Colombia

26-May-2012

Pilot experienced some difficulties and elected to put the helicopter down in a mangrove swamp on approach to Tumaco airport.  All four (one report says five) occupants safely recovered... Read more

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

Colombian Air Force Bell 212 accident kills 13

1-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

30-Apr-12 FAC-4020 Bell 212 Sabanagrande, Colombia (13F)

30-Apr-12 FAC-4020 Bell 212 Sabanagrande, Colombia (13F)

30-Apr-2012

The helicopter was on a transport mission from Barranquilla to Caucasia when the accident occurred, killing all 13 on board – 7 from the Colombian Air Force and 6 from the Colombian National Police.  Pilot was named as Major Abel Jorge Garcia Cardona, while Lieutenant Hector Vega Alejandro Cuevas was serving as copilot.... Read more

Helicargo SA to bring Bell 525 Relentless to Colombia

Helicargo SA to bring Bell 525 Relentless to Colombia

23-Apr-2012Source: Helicargo

Luis Guillermo Angel Restrepo and his company Helicargo S.A. will bring the newly unveiled Bell 525 “super medium” helicopter to Colombian skies in the near future. Angel Restrepo (Helicargo) will have sole authority to distribute this helicopter in Colombia and will begin marketing this model immediately. With literally an audience of thousands, Bell Helicopter put... Read more

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

12-Feb-2012Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) announces the creation of Turbomeca Mexico , Located in. the federal capital of Mexico , Called Federal District – DF. Turbomeca Mexico is Aimed at Supporting Turbomeca engines operators in Mexico, Central America and north of South America ( Bolivia , Colombia , Ecuador and Venezuela ). The primary goal of Turbomeca... Read more

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

08-Jan-12 FAC-0005 Bell 412 Barrancabermeja, Colombia

8-Jan-2012

En route from Cartagena to an air force base in Puerto Salgar, helicopter landed heavily on edge of a flat roof with significant vertical speed, causing heavy impact damage.  Impact reportedly included a small fire which was easily put out.  4POB injured.... Read more

03-Dec-11 SIkorsky UH-60 San Jeronimo, Colombia

03-Dec-11 SIkorsky UH-60 San Jeronimo, Colombia

3-Dec-2011

Extensively damaged in accident after the helicopter refueled, said Army aviation division commander Gen. Javier Rey, adding that the aircraft had problems “with a crosswind” that forced it to the ground.  All nine occupants survived... Read more

Colombia’s National Police orders three Black Hawks

Colombia’s National Police orders three Black Hawks

27-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Colombia’s National Police has ordered three Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawks, according to Infodefensa.com The helicopters will be operated by the Anti-Narcotics Police Directorate for use in detection and monitoring missions derived from drug trafficking activities.  Deliveries are scheduled from January 2012. The three were purchased by the Colombian military under a “Special Projects” budget category. ... Read more

Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

Colombian Air Force deploys LRAD 1000X acoustic device on UH-60

25-Jul-2011Source: LRAD

LRAD Corporation, the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced that a LRAD 1000X system mounted on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was deployed by the Colombian Air Force recently in their “Audacity and Will” campaign. The main component of the campaign was the use of the LRAD 1000X to communicate demobilization messages to... Read more

12-Jul-11 N810AG Robinson R66 Girardot Airport, Colombia (2F)

12-Jul-11 N810AG Robinson R66 Girardot Airport, Colombia (2F)

12-Jul-2011

Crashed shortly after take-off.  One report suggests tail rotor struck a tree, but nephew of pilot says it lost the tail at 400ft.  Fatalities named as Ricardo Cabrera (pilot/trainer) and Juan Pablo Gaviria (owner/student)... Read more

Sikorsky advances Black Hawk training center in Colombia

Sikorsky advances Black Hawk training center in Colombia

7-Jul-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today that construction of a new UH-60 BLACK HAWK Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar is well under way and on schedule for completion this year. A premier training center for rotary wing aircraft, the facility will further improve the operational readiness of... Read more

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

23-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

PARIS – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that Colombia’s UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet has surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. Colombia’s Army, National Police, and Air Force combine to operate nearly 100 BLACK HAWK helicopters for a variety of missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, anti-drug,... Read more

11-Jun-11 PNC-0731 Bell UH-1 Huey II Salinas, Colombia (8F)

11-Jun-11 PNC-0731 Bell UH-1 Huey II Salinas, Colombia (8F)

11-Jun-2011

Struck high voltage powerline. 8 fatalities named as pilot Néstor Manuel Niño Acosta, Copilot Fabián Fuentes Meneses, technician Leandro Sánchez Sánchez  and passengers Gutiérrez Mendoza Eimer, John Contreras Lobo, John Joya Delgado, Germán Medina Delgado and Wilson Correa Castillo... Read more

23-May-11 HK-4448 Bell 206L3 El Alto, Colombia (2F)

23-May-11 HK-4448 Bell 206L3 El Alto, Colombia (2F)

23-May-2011

Low level survey flight... Read more

21-May-11 HP-1683 Robinson R44 Pacific Ocean off Colombia

21-May-11 HP-1683 Robinson R44 Pacific Ocean off Colombia

21-May-2011

Tuna spotting helicopter crashed into the sea.  Condition of pilot (named Rodriguez) unknown... Read more

09-May-11 HK-4718 Bell 206L-3 Puerto Wilches, Colombia

09-May-11 HK-4718 Bell 206L-3 Puerto Wilches, Colombia

9-May-2011

5 passengers and 2 crew members who were injured and were airlifted by helicopters of the Armed Forces to hospitals in Bucaramanga and Barrancabermeja... Read more

Sikorsky provides in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky provides in-country Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

14-Apr-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the signing of an annually renewable contract providing in-country maintenance in support of the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. Twenty-one Sikorsky-trained technicians will perform Phase Maintenance Inspections and 120 hour inspections at the Aviation Maintenance Base in Tolemaida to help ensure fleet mission readiness for combat operations. Sikorsky... Read more

07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

07-Mar-11 FAC-4506 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia (5F)

7-Mar-2011

Air-to-air with FAC-4501, killing 5 in this helicopter. Air force Capt. Juan Jose Orjuela, Mexican Lt. Dante Herrera Alarcon, Lt. Manuel Alberto Cuspoca, technician John Mario Diaz Llanos and technician Felipe Pava Rodriguez were killed in the accident.... Read more

07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

07-Mar-11 FAC-4501 Bell UH-1 Melgar, Colombia

7-Mar-2011

Air-to-air accident with FAC-4506.  No fatalities in this helicopter.  Crew listed as Captain Jorge Eduardo Estrada Olivares (Army Pilot), Lt Ivan Camilo Gonzalez Rada (Student Army), Lt Hugo Estrada Lopez (Mexican Student) and First Technical Luis Carlos Castro (Crew FAC)... Read more

18-Feb-11 HK-4594 Bell B206B Galán Rio Negro, Colombia (4F)

18-Feb-11 HK-4594 Bell B206B Galán Rio Negro, Colombia (4F)

18-Feb-2011

Brig. Gen. Alfredo Bocanegra Navia, the 48-year-old commander of the army’s 5th Brigade, and his aides (Lt. John Alexander Salcedo, Pvt. German Alfonso Ortiz) were traveling from brigade headquarters in Bucaramanga, Santander’s capital, to the town of Aguachica in neighboring Cesar province.  Civilian pilot Jaime Landinez was also killed... Read more

13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)

13-Nov-10 Bell 412 Trujillo, Colombia (3F)

13-Nov-2010

Weather was reported as poor. The helicopter was piloted by Captains Israel Vega Castillo and Ernesto Carranza Domínguez, and flight technical Concepción Valdés Carrillo. Registration wrongly reported in press as XU-ANI which is not a Mexican registration (we expect XA- prefix)... Read more

Vertical de Aviación wins $139M of Afghanistan transportation work

Vertical de Aviación wins $139M of Afghanistan transportation work

5-Nov-2010Source: US DoD

Nueva Zona De Aviacion General, Bogota, Colombia, is being awarded a $139,038,859 option year modification for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and the option will start Nov. 1, 2010, to be completed by Oct. 31,... Read more

RotorWay announces new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia

RotorWay announces new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia

12-Oct-2010Source: RotorWay International

RotorWay International is pleased to announce the addition of three new dealers in Russia, Colombia, and Australia. Our newest dealer is Jet Flyer, LLC. located in Moscow, Russia. Jet Flyer will be responsible for sales and support in Russia, Belarus and Kazachstan. They have extensive experience in manufacturing and maintenance of light sport aircraft. Their... Read more

HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

30-Aug-2010Source: US Marine Corps

COVENAS, Colombia  — Colombian Marines search the sky as they hear a loud commotion overhead. Within minutes, three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters creep from the trees and land at the flight line as part of a joint subject matter expert exchange on Colombian Marine Corps Base Covenas in Colombia, Aug. 13. Colombian Marines geared up... Read more

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