Mexico: Copter crash kills 6 oil workers, 2 pilots

Officials say a helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in southeastern Mexico,killing all eight people on board.

Veracruz: Officials say a helicopter
carrying oil workers has crashed in southeastern Mexico,
killing all eight people on board.

Veracruz state Civil Protection chief Silvia Dominguez
says the aircraft was travelling from Ciudad de Carmen in
Campeche state toward Minatitlan, Veracruz.

On board were six mechanics employed by Compania Mexicana
de Exploracion SA, a contractor for state oil company
Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Two pilots also died.

Dominguez says authorities are investigating possible
mechanical failure.

She says witnesses reported the Bell 402 Xalur appeared
to be on fire before it went down last evening in the
town of Las Choapas.

Authorities found the victims` bodies badly burned at the
scene.

PTI

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