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Colombian helicopters provide relief support in Peru

29th March 2017 - 19:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris

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The Colombian Army's Air Assault Aviation Division (DAVAA) and the Colombian Air Force (FAC) are currently deployed in Peru as part of a regional relief effort related to the El Niño tropical phenomenon.

On 19 March, two Sikorsky UH-60Ls belonging to FAC took-off from the Air Combat Command base in Rio Negro arriving the same day to Piura airport in Peru.

Five days later, the two helicopters had flown a total of 23 hours, rescued/evacuated 70 people and transported 36t of food and emergency supplies in 31 sorties.

Under Operation Magno, on 21 March in the evening, two

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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