A tragic incident occurred in the urban area of Quibdo municipality, in Choco department on Sunday, when an army helicopter crashed, killing all four occupants on board. Colombian President Gustavo Petro confirmed the news of the accident, extending his condolences to the families of the deceased officers.
The Commander of the Joint Task Force Titan, Colonel Hector Alfonso Candelario, shared that the helicopter was completely incinerated in the accident, and authorities were able to locate only two bodies during the rescue operation. The other two occupants had reportedly jumped from the aircraft before it crashed.
The names of the deceased officers have been identified as Hector Jerez, Julieth Garcia, Johan Orozco, and Ruben Leguizamon. President Petro expressed his sorrow over the loss of these brave individuals and assured the families that they would not be alone in their grief.
The cause of the collision is still unknown, and investigations are underway to determine the reason behind this tragic event. Local media has reported that weather conditions in the area at the time of the accident may have played a role in the crash.
This incident is a sad reminder of the risks that our brave men and women in uniform face every day as they serve their country. The Colombian Armed Forces have been actively involved in maintaining peace and security in the country, and the loss of these officers is a great loss for the entire nation.