Lundin Helicopter shot down 100 km south of Rubkona

December 20, 2001

A Lundin Gulf helicopter was shot, reportedly by an angry member of the Paulino Matiep militia, and its pilot gravely wounded about one hundred kilometers south of Rubkona. Three passengers also wounded. Pilot manages to fly to Jarayan, later medevaced to Khartoum, then to Johannesburg; fully recovered. 

Perpetrator: A member of the Paulino Matiep militia
Reference: HRW 2003, p 58, 293, 389, 451-2, 560; U.N. Security Situation Report, week 50/51/52, December 10-30, 2001; U.N. Security Situation Report, week 50/51/52, December 10-30, 2001, Khartoum; Confidential email from relief worker to Human Rights Watch, February 13, 2002; Confidential email from relief worker to Human Rights Watch, February 20, 2002. In January 2002, after one of its helicopters was shot down, Lundin again suspended operations on Block 5A. HRW 2003: 438 (page number is missing)); Lundin Sudan Limited, SUDAN – BLOCK 5A, Security incidents Dec. 2001 – Feb. 2002; Aktbilaga 640, p 272



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