Mexican state security chief is among the five dead in helicopter crash near Mexico City A state security chief is among the five dead during a helicopter crash near Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has confirmed that five people were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Mexico.
On Friday, Mexico’s State Security Secretary Alejandro Poire said that five members of an elite elite group were killed.
The helicopter was headed to Piedras Negras, a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, he said, adding that two other people were also missing.
No details on the type of helicopter or other information was given.
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Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
The crash comes just two days after another helicopter crash in the same state killed five members of a Mexican police unit.
Also on Friday morning, Mexico’s Navy said that the helicopter of a navy helicopter carrying senior naval technicians was forced to make an emergency landing in the central Mexican state of Guerrero on Thursday.
It was one of seven helicopters involved in a search and rescue service.
It was the second helicopter crash in the central Mexican state of Guerrero in four days.
The last time a helicopter crashed into the street in central Mexico was on March 17 last year.
It took seven days to get the bodies of the five elite police unit members back from the crash site.
The elite Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group was founded in 2010 in Oaxaca state by then-police chief, Jorge Alcala. It patrols its area of responsibility in Oaxaca state, where it carries out more than 30 operations a year.
The group was involved in operations in the area of Campeche state, where the other four members of the force were killed on March 17 last year.
The state was also the scene of a helicopter crash that killed four members of a police elite unit on March 1.
The state’s civil protection agency