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Utah man among 7 dead in Peru chopper crash


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According to U.S. National Transportation Safety Board records, in October 1996 a Columbia Helicopters Boeing Vertol BV-107 lost control during a maintenance check flight and crashed three miles from the Aurora, Oregon airport, killing both pilots and the onboard mechanic. The NTSB listed a maintenance failure as the probable cause.

In addition to petroleum exploration, Columbia Helicopters provides services to industries including logging, construction and fighting wildfires, according to its website.

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It bills itself as "the only operator of the commercial models of the CH-47 Chinook and H-46 Sea Knight helicopters."

Associated Press Writer Carla Salazar contributed to this report.




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