Colombian Army helicopter crashes, killing four crew members: video

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A Colombian Army Bell UH-1N “Huey” helicopter crashed in the city of Quibdó, western Colombia, during a supply mission. All four crew members died. 

The helicopter, registration EJC4227, was about to resupply Colombian armed forces operating in the region of Choco, according to President of Colombia Gustavo Petro. It was part of the Joint Task Force “Titan” fighting armed groups around the Baudo River. 

For an unknown reason, the aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Quibdó. Several videos recorded by witnesses show the helicopter entering an uncontrolled spin.  

The four crew members, which included Colombia’s first female Huey pilot, were killed. No ground casualties were reported. 

The Colombian military opened an investigation into the accident. 

“Procedures were immediately activated to launch the investigations and determine the causes of what happened,” the Ejército Nacional de Colombia (the National Army of Colombia) reported. 

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