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Six Die In A Mexican Military Helicopter Crash

News by Joey Jordan Published on 26 May,2019

Six Including Five Navy Crew Members Died In A Mexican Military Helicopter Crash

  • Five Navy officers and one inspector with the national forestry commission died after a military helicopter crashed in Queretaro, Mexico on Friday, 24th May.
  • The helicopter was carrying water to firefighters.
  • The reason for the crash is yet to be revealed.

Six people died in Mexico after a military helicopter helping fight forest fires crashed into the north-central state of Queretaro on Friday, 24th May.

The victim included five Navy members and one inspector with the national forestry commission. The Navy announced five of its crew members died the tragic news on Saturday where the National Forests Commission said one of its workers also died in the crash raising the death toll to six.

The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter had been carrying water to firefighters when it went down about 55 miles north of the town of Jalpan de Sierra, Queretaro. Cause of the crash has not been revealed yet.

Authorities including Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mourned the deaths with a minute's silence on Friday after the tragic news circulated.

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