Colombian Army

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24-Feb-13 EJC-2154 Sikorsky UH-60L Vistahermosa, Colombia (4F)

24-Feb-13 EJC-2154 Sikorsky UH-60L Vistahermosa, Colombia (4F)

24-Feb-2013

Crashed and exploded (possibly due to a mine) while engaged with  FARC guerrillas... Read more

13-Jun-12 EJC-3381 Mil Mi-17 Carepa, Colombia (1F)

13-Jun-12 EJC-3381 Mil Mi-17 Carepa, Colombia (1F)

13-Jun-2012

Post maintenance test flight crash, major post-crash fire.  1 fatality named as Edgar Rojas Calderón.  Four survivors named as as Javier Salguero Moreno; José Espinosa Cortés; Jesús Carreño Manrique; and Jhon Agudelo Castaño... 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

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

26-Mar-09 EJC-409 Bell UH-1 Tumaco, Columbia (4F)

26-Mar-09 EJC-409 Bell UH-1 Tumaco, Columbia (4F)

26-Mar-2009

26-Mar-09 Bell Huey II Tumaco, Columbia... Read more

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