2 killed in Mexico City helicopter crash

AP News
Posted: Oct 21, 2011 3:22 PM
2 killed in Mexico City helicopter crash

Mexico State authorities say a helicopter carrying a government official has crashed in a residential area of Mexico City, killing his assistant and a co-pilot.

The helicopter carrying Mexico state Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Garcia and his assistant crashed Friday against a wall and on top of some cars in the Coyoacan borough.

Mexico state Communication Secretary Apolinar Mena tells Milenio Television that the secretary and the main pilot were injured were taken to a hospital.

The loud crash frightened residents in the district of many narrow cobblestone streets, some lined with mansions and ancient trees.

No other damage or injuries were reported.

Mena said Garcia was heading to a meeting.

(This version CORRECTS that a pilot and a government aide killed, not 2 pilots.)