as part of the possession of drug dealercaro quinteroIn an operation on 15 July sinaloa, And black hawk helicopter The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) collapsed after participating in Capo’s arrest. As of now, it is not confirmed whether the fact is related to the operation or not.
the plane they were traveling in 15 sailors finished on the floor Los Mochis, 120 kms from the place of detention; accident that claimed the life of crew 14, While the sole survivor is in critical health condition.
about this sixth helicopter which collapses during the administration of the President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Amid a rise in violence in the country, in the face of a security strategy that has also been criticized by international bodies.
and that after the murder of two Jesuit priests in Cerocahui, a community in the municipality Yurik in Chihuahuaat the hands of Roguelinked to drug traffickers sinaloa cartelSecurity policy in Mexico came under scrutiny from the results obtained Three years after López Obrador took power.
according to Marine Secretaryof 2019 to this day they have been six helicopters that have fallen, although the causes differ between demolition and technical or operational accidents. The last and most serious was the one that happened last weekend after the arrest of one of the most important drug traffickers in the history of Mexico. Guadalajara Cartel, He is the one who has claimed the most deaths.
In April this year Another plane also fell sinaloain the municipality Mazatlan. Said helicopter participated in the extinction of the forest fires in Sonora. It fell into the hangar area at the local airport, leaving the balance of Five injured.
For its part, in August 2021 Another helicopter dropped White Water, Hidalgo; in which the Secretary of the Government of Veracruz traveled Eric Cisneros And six people were injured. Officials declare unit accident Mi-17 in the vicinity of the sports unit of that municipality.
in helicopter 20 people were traveling, while the accident occurred during the landing maneuver, without knowing the reasons that gave rise to it at that time. A few days later, the federal executive revealed during a morning conference that the accident was caused by a Wind gust.
In Three plane crashes in 2020, In October, three people were injured after a helicopter crash in beautiful villa, The capital of Tabasco, after hitting a pole near the city’s airport. it was a unit Mi-17 of the Navy, who had returned from carrying out surveillance work as well as support work due to floods in the unit. Several elements were injured.
This was in March of the same year as the second black hawk helicopter Fell during an operation in Veracruz, with balance of a dead, The accident occurred in an agricultural field in the community zopilpa, in the city of tehuipango, During this, more than a dozen people were injured.
According to the governor of the unit, Cuitlahuac Garciaaircraft a. was in service as a support in anti kidnapping operation, to rescue the victims in the Zongolika area. The Public Security Secretariat (SSPC) confirmed the identity of the fallen element: Javier Jerezano Baixin, active state police
In January of the same year, another helicopter from National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA) fell in the municipality Guadalupe and Calvo, Chihuahua, came by plane Culiacán, Sinaloa And according to the official version, the crash f. was caused bymechanical wings at the time of landing. The incident took place on January 19 at around 8:30 am when the aerial vehicle crashed on the runway. “The Skunk” A few kilometers away from the municipality seat. There were no casualties.
In July 2019Secretary of Public Security of Michoacan, Martin Godoy Castro, he died together with the director of Seguro Popular, German Ortega, and after the crash after the plane’s two pilots left the city morelia In the direction of Huetamo Valley. The helicopter lost contact with the tower, 50 km from Morelia International Airport; At the time, local officials attributed the deterioration to weather conditions.
Although Attorney General of Michoacani State (FGEM) determined that the aircraft did not present complications at takeoff due to weather, for which it qualified as a government statement. silvano aurioleIt’s like before. Though the agency maintained that it could be a pre-planned act, the investigation failed to pin down the reason. There was no team left that day.
However, there have been accidents not only from helicopters, but also airplanes. it was in February 2021 that an aircraft of the Mexican Air Force (FAM) type Learjet 45 There was an accident on takeoff at the airport Jalapa, Also in Vera Cruz.
National airport accident “lingerie” which results in six dead military element. The incident must have occurred while the aircraft was performing flight exercises, eventually impacting the Tabasco soil and then Catch fire with the officers inside.
As if that wasn’t enough, criminal group in mexico have proven to have the necessary arsenal for plane crash of the armed forces, as was recently verified in an operation in the city of San Miguelo topilejoMexico City, where a small criminal cell is probably linked to sinaloa cartel a. was destroyed in the possession of Barrett Caliber 50, A weapon with the power to shoot down an aircraft.
In this way, drug smugglers in Mexico managed to attack large aerial machinery, just as they did. May 2015when Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG.)) Shot down RPG-7 Rocket Launcher against a helicopter cougar During an operation at the Jalisco unit, nine security personnel claimed the lives. He also highlighted the matter September 2016When another plane was attacked in Tierra Caliente, michoacan, by criminal groups. On that occasion he used a Fussil Barrett .50 And four people lost their lives.
added to it, Over 100 aircraft from 2006 to 2021 The Mexican Air Force, which includes airplanes and helicopters, has fallen in the exercise of its activities. Of this figure, half have taken action against Organized crime.
Meanwhile, while large criminal groups continue to accumulate power and weapons, the government of lopez obrador Featuring a strategy he defined during election campaigns in 2018 “Hugs, Not Pills” which has deliberately brought up the number of murders 120 thousand dead Felipe Calderón and Callu left after a six-year stint “The War on Drugs”.