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The horrifying moment a Mexican navy helicopter plunged into the sea

The horrifying moment a Mexican navy helicopter plunged into the sea but everyone escaped ALIVE

  • The navy helicopter was carrying 12 people when it spiralled down from the air 
  • According to local media two of the passengers were injured and one is missing
  • Incident took place in Golfo de Santa Clara in the Mexican state of Baja California

This is the shocking moment a navy helicopter carrying 12 people plummeted into the sea before a fishing vessel rushes to the survivors’ aid. 

According to local media, two of the 12 passengers were injured during the accident while one person is reported as missing. 

The incident took place in Golfo de Santa Clara off the north-western Mexican state of Baja California. 

The navy helicopter carrying 12 people was filmed plummeting into the sea in Golfo de Santa Clara off the north-western Mexican state of Baja California

Two of the 12 passengers were injured during the accident while one person is reported as missing according to local media

The helicopter had been observing a school of vaquitas, a species of porpoise endemic to the area that is on the brink of extinction, before it crashed 

The Mexican Navy’s Mil Mi-17 helicopter was observing a school of vaquitas, a species of porpoise endemic to the area that is on the brink of extinction, before it crashed into the ocean. 

Reports said that the crew was also in the area to tackle illegal fishing when the pilot lost control and the helicopter spiralled into the sea.


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The chopper was accompanied by several naval vessels which rushed to the scene to help the survivors. 

Nearby fishing boats were also in the area and local authorities thanked them for assisting in the rescue operation. 

Several naval vessels and nearby fishing boats rush to the scene to assist in the rescue operation

At present, the cause of the accident is unknown although a full investigation has been launched

Nine naval officers were unhurt while two others were hospitalised, according to local media. 

There have been no updates on their condition but early reports said that they were seriously injured in the chopper crash. 

Meanwhile, Mexican authorities are working around the clock to find the missing twelfth member. 

At present, the cause of the accident is unknown although a full investigation has been launched. 

 

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