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Mexico: Helicopter crash kills political power couple on Christmas Eve02:16

Mexico: Helicopter crash kills political power couple on Christmas Eve

Mexico, Santa Maria Coronango, Puebla
December 25, 2018 at 10:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A helicopter crashed in the central Mexican state of Puebla on Monday afternoon, leaving at least four dead including the state's governor and her senator husband.

The victims were traveling aboard an Augusta 109 helicopter which crashed around 10 minutes after take-off near Santa Maria Coronango, a fifth passenger is presumed to have been on board at the time.

Rescue work took some 17 hours after the crash around 14:40 local time (20:40 GMT).

The dead were named as the newly-elected Governor of Puebla Martha Ericka Alonso Hidalgo, the Coordinator of the National Action Party Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, pilot Marco Antonio Tavera Romero and co-pilot Roberto Coppe Obregon.

A fifth passenger has yet to be identified.

At the time of writing, no cause for the incident has been pinpointed.

Mexico: Helicopter crash kills political power couple on Christmas Eve02:16
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A helicopter crashed in the central Mexican state of Puebla on Monday afternoon, leaving at least four dead including the state's governor and her senator husband.

The victims were traveling aboard an Augusta 109 helicopter which crashed around 10 minutes after take-off near Santa Maria Coronango, a fifth passenger is presumed to have been on board at the time.

Rescue work took some 17 hours after the crash around 14:40 local time (20:40 GMT).

The dead were named as the newly-elected Governor of Puebla Martha Ericka Alonso Hidalgo, the Coordinator of the National Action Party Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, pilot Marco Antonio Tavera Romero and co-pilot Roberto Coppe Obregon.

A fifth passenger has yet to be identified.

At the time of writing, no cause for the incident has been pinpointed.

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