April 18 at least five soldiers have been killed when a helicopter crashed in the southern province of cusco, the joint command of peru’s armed forces said in a statement posted on twitter, russian Sputnik news agency reported wednesday.
According to a Peruvian military statement, the accident occurred on the morning of the 17th, when the helicopter was carrying 12 soldiers, they are carrying out a reconnaissance operation against illegal drug trafficking. The military released the names of the five soldiers and expressed deep regret over their sacrifice.
It is reported that five people have been rescued from the plane crash, and two soldiers are in the search and rescue. Peru’s military said the accident was caused by mechanical failure, causing the helicopter to crash into the river.
Five dead, five injured and two others unaccounted for in a military helicopter crash in Peru
A military helicopter crashed in the Cusco region of southeastern Peru on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring five others, while two others are unaccounted for.
According to the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command in its Twitter post the same day, the crash occurred at around 9:15 local time. A helicopter carrying 12 members of the armed forces crashed into a river after a mechanical failure while on an anti-drug mission.
Peru’s military said rescuers immediately after the crash and are still searching for missing people.