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Helicopter Crash In Panama  
User currently offlineBentley55 From Panama, joined Mar 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 14 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

A Panamanian military helicopter crashed- 11 people dead. Very sad to hear. Does anyone know what model helicopter it was?


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User currently offlineFelipemia89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

One other person who survived the crash died in the hospital. Now the total number of casualties is 12. The helicopter was a Bell UH-1H.

User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

The crash had 2 survivors, one died in the hospital, the other is alive with some trauma.
None died in the building the helicopter crashed or the street in front.

I don't work for COPA Airlines!
User currently offlineSJOtoLIR From Costa Rica, joined Jul 2007, 5174 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

The initial technical conclusions blames the main engine for the helicopter crash in Panama City on May 28th.

A technical review found "evidence that motor No. 1 was not operating normally at the time of the accident," Panama's Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement. It gave no details on the problem with the engine, but said both motors would be sent to the manufacturer for analysis.
The 12-seat helicopter was built in 1973. It had been used by President Martin Torrijos and his father, former President Gen. Omar Torrijos. The elder Torrijos died in an airplane crash in Panama in 1981.
Panamanian Interior Minister Daniel Delgado acknowledged last week that the chopper was old but well maintained.
Officials from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration were assisting in the investigation.

From: philly.com. June 02nd 2008.


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