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November 11, 2011

Mexican Interior Secretary Killed in Helicopter Crash [UPDATED]

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By: Matt Molnar
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A helicopter carrying Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Francisco Blake Mora, has crashed, killing all on board, according to local media reports.

Mexico Interior Secretary helicopter crash map

Undersecretary Felipe Zamora and media coordinator Jose Alfredo Garcia were also on the helicopter, which was enroute from Mexico City to the city of Cuernavaca, about 60 miles (95 km) south of the capital.

CNN Mexico reported the chopper went down near Xochimilco, about 12 miles (19 km) after takeoff.