A military helicopter crashed near the town of Pensilvania in Caldas Department of Colombia, on June 26th.
The helicopter went down while it was travelling from Quibdo city to the military base at Tolemaida.
Seventeen soldiers were killed in the crash. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, “The soldiers were in the region of Uraba on a reconnaissance flight, many of them were experts in drone aircraft, others were supporting military operations against the National Liberation Army guerrillas.”
It is believed that the accident happened due to poor weather conditions.