Helicopter accident kills 11 soldiers in MexicoApril 19th, 2008 - 5:36 am ICT by admin
Mexico City, April 19 (DPA) Eleven soldiers died Friday and one more was injured as an Army helicopter crashed in the west Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said. Sources at the public prosecutor’s office told DPA that one colonel, two lieutenants and eight rank-and-file soldiers were killed.
The helicopter crashed for unknown reasons in the town of Uruapan, one of the areas of Michoacan where the Army has been involved out an anti-drug operation for over a year.
The National Defence Ministry did not immediately release an official report on the incident, which happened around midday.