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Monday 08 of March 2021

Colombian Military Helicopter Crash, 17 Dead


Members of the Colombian armed forces during a FARC-related operation,photo: Eduardo Leal/The Washington Post
Members of the Colombian armed forces during a FARC-related operation,photo: Eduardo Leal/The Washington Post
No survivors in Colombian military helicopter crash

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The Colombian army says 17 people were killed aboard a military helicopter when it plunged to the ground.

The army said in a news release Monday that a commission reached the site and confirmed there were no survivors in the crash.

The accident occurred Sunday afternoon in a rural zone of Pensilvania province in Caldas department, northeast of the Colombian capital, Bogotá.