Crashed and destroyed by fire. 3 POB seriously injured. Passengers named as Carlos Marcelo Ruiz Sánchez and Juan Domínguez were transferred to a hospital in Naolinco, while the pilot was taken to a hospital in Xalapa.
Crashed from a reported 5m altitude and subsequenty consumed by fire. VVIP on board – Chihuahua State Governor Cesar Duarte; his wife, Lady Bertha Gómez Duarte; journalist Lolita Ayala; two of his aides and a security element. The passengers and crew were taken to the General Hospital of Parral for evaluation – and early reports stated “injuries, but not life threatening”
Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez. Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured. Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights. Video of the crash site here.
Hit cable at low level and crashed into wooded area. Some reports suggest the cable was intentionally put there by the dissident groups, and that this helicopter was one of 11 put into the region to restore order after the dissident group took control. Helicopter fitted with cable cutters. 5 pOB received minor injuries, and they were named as
A federal police helicopter crashed into the mountain range inthe southern state of Guerrero, killing all three crew members and two passengers onboard
Lost height on climb out from golf complex. Fatalities named as Juan Ignacio Torres Landa, Elizárraga Alejandro Felix (pilot), Jaime Olescowski, Manuel Palacios Alcocer, while Joseph Olescowski Nutt was seriously injured.
Helicopter on an EMS flight crashed killing a newborn baby less than 24 hours old, his father Pedro Martinez, pilot Guillermo Chávez Medina and paramedic Pablo Héctor Vicente. Helicopter destroyed
Crashed into lake after contacting zip wire which spans the lake.Â One drowned (named as Daniel Segundo Martinez), four survived.Â Helicopter was being used to capture video footage of the lake for use on a television program
Two crew and one passenger killed – mountainous location.Â The passenger is named in local press as Juan Armando Hinojosa CantÃº, owner of Grupo Higa, parent company of helicopter operator Eolo who have up to four AW119s and three AW109SPs according to this press release
Extensively damaged after hitting mountain.Â Took authorities four days to find wreckage.Â No word of, or from, crew – thus presumed fatal.Â Aircraft took off 22nd June just before midnight and last known contact was at 00.10am with ATC at Uruapan, Michoacan
Crashed from low level during take-off and ended up on its starboard side within the police compound.Â Press statement said it was a mechanical issue.Â Pilot named as VÃctor Ojeda Esqueda and passengers were Secretary of Public Security JesÃºs Pinto Ortiz and director of the State Preventive Police, VÃctor Manuel Bosques.Â Â All three to hospital.Â Helicopter presumed destroyed (see photos here and here)
On February 21, 2012, about 1400 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, XA-JMB, had a loss of engine power and impacted terrain near Loma Bonita, Veracruz, Mexico. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged and was operated by Heliservicio Campeche S.A. de C.V. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The local flight and had departed from Veracruz, Mexico.
Crashed killed Interior Secretary Francisco Blake and seven others.Â NOTE, there is a question over which aircraft was involved.Â Local reports (links 1 and 2 below) say XC-UHP (which is serial 2084)Â but the NTSB report (link 3)Â says XC-UHM (2127)
Crashed into a built-up area.Â Pilot Juan Manuel Ruiz Rivera and Metropolitan Development Secretary Fernando Alberto Garcia Cuevas survived.Â Â Two fatally injured – as Julio Cesar Macerano, Garcia Cuevas’ assistant, and the co-pilot of the aircraft, Juan Esteban Rodriguez.
Pilot was JosÃ© Manuel Covarruvias GarcÃa, 36, and hospitalised for assessment.Â Passenger was not named and not injured.Â Helicopter sustained damage to landing gear, the transmission system and the tail rotor.Â [Some translations of local language news reports wrongly quote the pilot as being killed]
The helicopter was carrying six security officers, two inmates, an official from the country’s organized crime investigation unit, and two pilots.Â Local reports differ on the number of fatalities, some saying 3, others 4, others 7.Â Weather was apparently a factor
** WARNING the photo in the first link contains a disturbing on-scene image **. Early reports gave a figure of 8 fatalities, but the final figure was 9 – Leonardo AndrÃ©s PÃ©rez Arteaga, 29 (pilot), Manuel Montes RÃos Heder, 27 (co-pilot), Jonathan Gutierrez Baeza, 23, JosÃ© Luis Salas Ventura, 32, Aaron Ortiz Gerardo Olvera, 26, Rafael Alfaro Bernardo Blanco, 67, Luis Alberto Hernandez Morales, 29, Omar Alejandro Barrera VÃ¡zquez, 22, Manuel GonzÃ¡lez PÃ©rez, 35.