Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt
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.