Helicopter crash in Peru leaves at least five soldiers dead

The accident occurred on Saturday morning, while the helicopter, carrying a total of 12 servicemen, was performing a reconnaissance operation against illicit drug trafficking, according to a CCFFAA statement, released on Twitter.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least five Peruvian military personnel died, two are missing, and five others were injured after an Army helicopter crashed in a jungle river in the Cusco region of southern Peru, official sources reported this Saturday (17.04.2021).

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces reported that the accident occurred at 09:15 hours this Saturday "during the execution of a reconnaissance operation against illicit drug trafficking". The Peruvian Army helicopter was carrying twelve members of the Armed Forces when it suffered a mechanical failure and plunged into the waters of the Vilcanota River in . . .

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