No Survivors In Colombia Military Helicopter Crash

At approximately 1520 EST, initial reports indicated that a Colombian military helicopter had lost contact with ground controllers in Bolivar, Colombia.

By 1600 EST, local media reported that no personnel survived the crash. Initially the death toll was listed at four, but by 1630 EST, the identities of five crew members were revealed in the casualty list. They are identified as:

  • Major Edward Espinosa
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jesús Carvajal
  • SergeantDiego Ramírez
  • Sergeant Michael Villanueva
  • Corporal Cristian Ordoñez

Despite local media naming only five personnel, Colombian President Petro has announced that nine military members were killed in the crash while conducting an operation against the Gulf Clan.