ALBAWABA - Four soldiers were killed in a military helicopter crash in Colombia.
The four were killed Sunday, when their helicopter it fell out of the sky onto trees in Quibdo, the capital of Colombia's Chocó province, according to Colombian President Gustavo Petro.
Four people were killed in a Military Helicopter Crash in #Colombia. #QNAhttps://t.co/SNgpwS3wFu pic.twitter.com/3mWO8fSPGS— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) March 20, 2023
He announced the crash in a tweet in Spanish. Albawaba translated it to English.
Hace pocos minutos se precipitó un helicóptero del Ejército en Quibdó que cumplía labores de abastecimiento. He dado la orden a las autoridades desplazarse inmediatamente a la zona para atender la emergencia e investigar las causas de lo sucedido.— Gustavo Petro (@petrogustavo) March 19, 2023
Petro said that the helicopter was transporting supplies and that he gave "orders to the authorities to move immediately to the area to deal with the emergency and investigate its cause."
In a follow up tweet, Petro said there were no survivors and offered his condolences to the families of the victims.
Con tristeza lamento informar que no hubo sobrevivientes en el accidente aéreo en Quibdó. Acompaño a las familias del CT. Héctor Jerez, TE. Julieth García, SS. Johan Orozco y SS. Ruben Leguizamon en este doloroso momento. No los dejaremos solos.— Gustavo Petro (@petrogustavo) March 19, 2023
The cause of the crash remains unknown, but an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances.
Social media users shared short videos showing the moment of the crash, with panic-stricken people in the area peaking at the chopper falling out of the sky.
We leave you with the video.
Another video showing the Colombian Army ‘Huey’ helicopter crash in Quibdó, Colombia#Colombia pic.twitter.com/cBtp3LjBx1— CNW (@ConflictsW) March 19, 2023
#BREAKING #COLOMBIA— LoveWorld (@LoveWorld_Peopl) March 19, 2023
?COLOMBIA :#VIDEO MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASH IN URBAN AREA OF QUIBDÓ CITY, CHOCO DEPARTMENT!
Preliminary: There were 2 pilots, 2 crew members.#BreakingNews #UltimaHora #Choco #Quibdó #Helicopter #Crash #Aviation #Aviacion #Accident #Accidente #Aereo