Mexico police chopper missing in storm rescue: Media
MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexican authorities lost contact Thursday with a federal police Black Hawk helicopter that was conducting rescue operations in a village hit by a mudslide, media reported.
The helicopter took a group of people from the devastated south-western mountain village of La Pintada to another community and contact was lost after that, Televisa reported, citing national public security chief Manuel Mondragon y Kalb.
The broadcaster, citing presidency sources, said the pilot, co-pilot and mechanic were the only passengers. El Universal newspaper said the helicopter may have landed due to bad weather and the crew was unable to radio its base.
A government spokesman declined to comment.