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Mexican Experts Find No Trace of Explosives at Helicopter Crash Site

MEXICO CITY – Experts from the Mexican Navy Secretariat found no traces of explosives in the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed on Monday, causing the death of Puebla Governor Martha Erika Alonso, her husband Senator Rafael Moreno Valle and three other people, official sources said on Tuesday.

“The Secretariat of the Navy has reported that the fire and explosives experts, after an analysis of the remains of the aircraft, found no explosives or foreign substances that could have caused the aircraft to crash,” said Public Security and Civil Protection Secretary Alfonso Durazo in a Tuesday night press conference.

The official added that, according to the early investigations, the helicopter crashed upside down, and that a data recording device has been recovered.

On Monday, Durazo said that “when the aircraft was in flight some three nautical miles from the Puebla airport, it suffered an apparent failure which hasn’t been determined yet.”

Earlier Tuesday, Deputy Transportation and Communications Secretary Carlos Alfonso Moran said in a press conference that the National Civil Aeronautics Directorate had established a team of investigators to probe the incident.

The team includes representatives of the Italian manufacturer of the Agusta A109 helicopter, the Canadian manufacturer of Pratt & Whitney engines, “as well as a group of verifying inspectors, specialists in analysis.”

 

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