Mexico helicopter crash kills more than a dozen day after earthquake (pictures)

FEBRUARY 17, 2018

A military helicopter carrying two of Mexico’s top officials crashed on Saturday, killing at least 13 people on the ground, including three children.

The officials were surveying damages from a Friday earthquake above a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca when the crash occurred, according to authorities.

From Reuters: The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land in Santiago Jamiltepec after a tour of damage from a powerful earthquake on Friday, officials said.

The senior officials survived but 12 people at the scene were killed and another died later in a hospital, Oaxaca’s attorney general’s office said in a statement. Fifteen more people were injured.