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US: 4 Killed in Helicopter Crash in New Mexico

Sun 17 Jul 2022 | 06:07 PM
Israa Farhan

Four people were killed when a New Mexico Police Department helicopter crashed while returning from helping firefighters in the face of a wildfire, officials reported.

Three employees with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and one worker with the county's fire department were killed in the crash near Las Vegas, New Mexico, according to the sheriff's  office.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said three members of the Police Department's office and one county fire department employee were aboard the helicopter that went down late Saturday near Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The office of the police department noted that there is no information on survivors. The 4 victims were on their way back to Albuquerque after assisting firefighters in the East Mesa Fire.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating, according to a CNN report, along with the county sheriff's office and state police.