TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed condolences to the families of the servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in the northern Miranda state on Saturday, his statement released on Sunday said.
News ID: 77219
Publish Date: 05May 2019 - 11:09
"Venezuelan people! On the morning of May 4, a helicopter of our armed forces crashed, seven servicemen died. I deeply regret the incident and express my condolences to their families and friends," he tweeted.
The Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, Sputnik reported.
The helicopter crashed close to Caracas on its way to the west-central state of Cojedes, the ministry said. It was found in a mountain area. The ministry added that authorities had launched an investigation into the incident.
Last month, another helicopter crashed in the area of the city of Maracaibo in western Venezuela. At least two generals were on board, one of whom was killed and the other injured.