14 dead in military helicopter crash in Mexico
A military helicopter crashed in northwestern Mexico on Friday, killing 14 people, a Navy spokesman said.
“A Blackhawk helicopter was involved in an accident, the cause of which is currently unknown,” a statement said.
According to the statement, 15 people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash and the only survivor was receiving medical attention after the crash in Sinaloa state.
It is said that the aircraft crashed while performing unspecified operational activities, adding that the cause will be investigated.
It said that the Navy mourns the death of those who lost their lives in the accident, Navy personnel, who had rendered their service and dedication to the nation in their lifetime.
The crash was unrelated to Friday’s arrest of a notorious drug dealer wanted by the United States for the murder of a U.S. secret agent, the Navy said in a statement.
According to reports, Rafael Caro Quintero was ordered by the US government in 1985 to kidnap, torture and kill Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarina.