Two Colombian UH-1Hs crashed,killed 5

UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)

Five people, including a captain and a Mexican student pilot, were killed and four others injured when two air force UH-1H collided in central Colombia, the air force said.

A second Mexican student pilot, identified as Lt. Hugo Estrada Lopez, was among those injured in the accident on Monday. The aircraft collided around 5:40 p.m. “two miles from Air Combat Command No. 4” in Melgar, a city in the central province of Tolima.

Air force Capt. Juan Jose Orjuela, Mexican Lt. Dante Herrera Alarcon, Lt. Manuel Alberto Cuspoca, technician John Mario Diaz Llanos and technician Felipe Pava Rodriguez were killed in the accident.

The four injured military personnel were aboard the second UH-1 helicopter involved in the accident.

The two UH-1Hs were on a training mission.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash involving the two Armed Forces Helicopter School aircraft.

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