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Brazilian police helicopter shot down

Two Brazilian policemen were killed when the AS.350B2 helicopter they were flying was shot down.

20-Oct-2009


AS.350B2 as operated by the Policia Militar. Eurocopter image

October 17: Two Brazilian policemen were killed when the AS.350B2 helicopter they were flying was shot down in a clash between police and drug gangs, the BBC has reported.

The pilot was apparently shot in the leg and was trying to make an emergency landing on a nearby football field when the helicopter crashed and exploded.

The helicopter was operated by the Policia Militar (Military Police) in Rio de Janeiro.

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