The Peruvian National Police announced that the remains of the Bell UH-1H Huey II helicopter disappeared on the 19th during a flight from Mazamari base (Satipo, Junin) to San Gaban (Carabaya, Puno) in the Amazon. The ship, registered PNP 356, was located in the jurisdiction of the Manu National Reserve (Madre de Dios) by members of the National Police, confirming the deaths of Major Pomar Prez (pilot) and Lieutenant Cristhian Acosta Vsquez (copilot) as NCOs Harrison Ccasani Aliendres, Edgar Nez Espinoza Cusipaucar and Juan Ore Chvez.
According to , although the ship was on the afternoon of Friday 21st, the bodies of the crew could not be rescued until 9:30 am due to poor weather conditions and the inaccessibility of the area. Saturday 22nd The remains were taken to the Puerto Maldonado morgue for prosecution before being taken to Lima. It was reported that the National Police High Command had ordered the activation of the Accident Investigation Committee, which, in parallel with the investigation of the case carried out by the Public Ministry, must investigate the causes of the accident.
The UH-1H Huey II was manufactured in 1972 and had the registration 72-21560 (MSN 13259). It was transferred to Peru from the United States in 2006 under the Anti-Drug Convention. (Alejo Marchessini, correspondent for Grupo Edefa in Lima).
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