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Peruvian Police Find 3 of 5 Dead in Helicopter Crash

LIMA The Peruvian National Police on Wednesday found the charred remains of three people, from among the five who were traveling in a helicopter that crashed, after locating the crash site on a hillside.

Cuzco police chief Luis Pantoja told the state-run Andina news agency that a search team comprised of police and firefighters found the remains of three people and the destroyed fuselage of the aircraft which had been chartered by the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in the La Convencion district of southeastern Cuzco province.

Pantoja said that the accident site is very rough and located at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) above sea level.

The three sets of remains have not yet been identified or removed from the crash site, he said, adding that the search team is scouring the area to try and locate the other two people on board.

The Gasoducto Sur Peruano company reported that the search team found the crash site at 9:30 a.m.

On board the aircraft, which had been chartered from the Heliflight company, were the pilot, two mechanics and two employees of Odebrecht, the Brazilian company building a gas pipeline in southern Peru, the communique stated.

A Heliflight spokesperson confirmed to EFE that the chopper was reported missing when it did not arrive at Cuzco on Tuesday afternoon after departing from Quillabamba.

 

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