The state safety chief of the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes was among the many 5 individuals who died in a helicopter crash, in response to the state’s governor.
“We deeply regret the death of these five men,” Aguascalientes Governor Teresa Jiménez mentioned in a press convention Thursday, who prolonged her condolences to the bereaved.
Among the useless within the Eagle 1 helicopter crash, which belonged to Aguascalientes state’s secretariat of public safety, is Porfirio Sánchez Mendoza, the Aguascalientes safety chief. The different 4 embrace the helicopter’s pilot, one captain, and two gunners, in response to Jiménez.
Jiménez mentioned investigations into the reason for the incident had begun however added that “everything indicates” an accident, and that she would share extra particulars upon completion of the investigation.
Jiménez additionally highlighted the “heroic” actions taken by the pilot who crash-landed the helicopter in an empty lot as an alternative of a populated space.
Images from the crash confirmed the smoldering stays of the helicopter and police automobiles round a grassy space.
In 2018, a army helicopter carrying officers surveying earthquake injury crashed within the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing greater than a dozen individuals.