15-Aug-15 XC-VVE Bell 429 Balleza, Mexico

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”

Date
August 15, 2015
Reg
XC-VVE
Make
Bell
Model
B429
MSN
57046
Location
Balleza, Chihuahua
Country
Mexico
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://noticieros.televisa.com/mexico-estados/1508/falla-mecanica-posible-causa-caida-helicoptero-cesar-duarte/
Link 2
http://www.lopezdoriga.com/nacional/asi-quedo-el-helicoptero-en-que-viajaba-el-gobernador-de-chihuahua/
Link 3
http://www.lapolaka.com/helicoptero-explota-en-hondonada/

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