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5 Mexico marines on firefighting flight hurt in copter crash

April 28, 2022  By The Canadian Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican military helicopter on a mission fighting forest fires crashed Tuesday, causing non-life threatening injuries to the five marines on board, Mexico’s navy said.

The accident occurred shortly after the Russian-built Mi-17 helicopter took off from a landing strip in the Pacific coast city of Mazatlan.

The navy said the injured marines were being treated at a navy hospital.

Video posted on social media showed the craft hovering and then losing stability, spinning on its axis and plunging into a field.


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