How dangerous the Condor Cordillera became for helicopters was illustrated on the following day, 7 February. Around 14:20hrs several FAP Mi-25s attacked Ecuadorian positions at the Base del Sur, when they were confronted by multiple SA-16s. One of the helicopters was shot down by no less but two or three of the missiles
, killing the crew, consisting of Lt.Col. Marco Schenone Oliva, Capt. Raúl Vera Collahuazo, and private Erik Diaz. Approximately around this time Ecuadorians claimed also a Boeing CH-47 as well as a Bell 212 for shot down, but no confirmation was ever issued. As it seems, the FAP never even deployed any CH-47s during the crisis, while the Bell 212s were mainly used as FAC and remained out of the danger zone most of the times.