On May 30, 1997, approximately 1030 central standard time, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, Peruvian registration, PNP-308, was destroyed during a forced landing in remote jungle terrain following a loss of power, near Roque, Peru. The helicopter, operated by the Peruvian National Police, was destroyed. Nine occupants, all Peruvian, were on board. The pilot, co-pilot, and crew chief received serious injuries, 4 passengers were seriously injured, and 2 passengers received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that originated from Tarapoto, Peru, at 0920.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Peru. Any further information may be obtained from:

US Embassy Lima, Peru APO AA34031

This report is for information purposes only and contains information released by, or obtained for the Government of Peru.

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