Mexico helicopter crash : Earthquake surveying helicopter crashes on vans, leaving 13 dead

Mexico helicopter crash : A helicopter carrying Mexico’s Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Mura, which was surveying the damage of Friday’s earth quake, crashed on ground, leaving 13 dead and injuring 15 people.

Both Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Alejandro Mura miraculously managed to survive from the Mexico helicopter crash, which happened on Saturday. However, what made things worse was that the helicopter had crashed on top of two vans while trying to make an emergency landing in an open field in the Oaxaca town of Santiago Jamiltepec in the southern part of the country.

The casualties included three children and the number of dead is expected to grow, given that the heavy helicopter had crushed the two vans on which it made a landing.

The Mexican government has taken responsibility of the Mexico helicopter crash, which added salt to the wounds of the people in the Santiago Jamiltepec town, who were already paralyzed by the powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude of Friday.

Representative image of an helicopter.

Representative image of an helicopter. Image courtesy of Tina Phillips at

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted on the Mexico helicopter crash as: “The Secretary @navarreteprida, the Governor @alejandromurat and the crew are well. Unfortunately, several people on the ground lost their lives and others were injured. My condolences to your relatives and my desire to promptly recover the injured.”

Following the Mexico earthquake 2018, the town of Santiago Jamiltepec, which is 45km from the epicenter, went into darkness with its electricity system knocked out.

The earthquake was powerful enough to make buildings sway but luckily Mexico was lucky to get off this time without any loss of lives unlike the earthquakes in 2017.

Although there were no deaths reported following the Mexico earthquake 2018, the irony was that it was the Mexico helicopter crash that caused deaths leaving the residents of Santiago Jamiltepec angry about the uninvited disaster survey from the VIPs.

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