Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

Thursday, May 23, 2013
By George Hatcher


On 23-MAY-2013 two engineers were being held hostage. A Venezuelan police MBB Bo 105M a survey chopper was on a surveillance mission as part of “a new anti-crime initiative”. The chopper was engaged to surveil a car with two engineers being held hostage when the helicopter crashed on a road in El Junquito in the suburb of Caracas.

Everyone aboard the helicopter died in the crash: pilot, co-pilot, a technician and two soldiers of the Police Tactical Group.

Before the accident, there was low visibility produced by a early morning fog; afterwards, heavy clouds of smoke blanketed the area.

Police successfully rescued the kidnapped engineers. The kidnapper did not survive.

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