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Mountainside Search and Recovery

In early 2008, a helicopter transporting workers from a copper mine in North Peru crashed in the Andres Mountains, killing all eight passengers, and the two crew members. The Peruvian authorities attended the incident site and also identified four of the crash victims, leaving four of the victims unidentified.

Kenyon was contracted by the mining company to conduct a further examination of the incident site to locate any additional evidence, which may assist the local authorities in their investigation and also in the identification of the remaining four victims.

An initial Kenyon team was dispatched, comprised of forensic pathologists to assist the local coroner and a Crisis Communication specialist to assist the client company executives. A Kenyon operational team was then dispatched to conduct an examination of the crash site, which was located on the side of a cliff at an elevation of 2,000 meters, deep in the Amazon jungle.