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Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marines

Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marines


MEXICO CITY — The Mexican Navy mentioned Saturday that three marines have been killed and two others have been injured after a reconnaissance helicopter crashed within the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

The Navy mentioned in an announcement that the Eurocopter craft went down throughout an aerial surveillance patrol. Video posted on social media confirmed what gave the impression to be a small, non-armored chopper spinning after which crashing close to the city of Frontera, Tabasco.

The Navy mentioned the reason for the crash was underneath investigation.

The accident got here two days after authorities acknowledged that the crash of one other navy helicopter in July that killed 14 marines was brought on by a scarcity of gasoline.

On Thursday, the Lawyer Common’s Workplace reported that the chopper ran out of gasoline following an operation to seize drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

The Black Hawk crashed July 15 in Los Mochis, a metropolis in Sinaloa state close to Mexico’s Pacific coast, hours after marines captured Caro Quintero within the mountains.

Caro Quintero was needed for extradition to america for the 1985 killing of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Kiki Camarena. That extradition course of continues.

The Lawyer Common’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement that the investigation had dominated out the chance the helicopter was downed in an assault and that the producer’s evaluation of the plane’s flight recorder concluded it ran out of gasoline.



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