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Military chopper crashes in Mexico

world Updated: May 31, 2011 15:14 IST
Mexico City

A military helicopter crashed in Apatzingan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, but no one was injured, said an official.

The helicopter, which was carrying a crew of two, went down on Saturday after experiencing mechanical problems while flying at an altitude of about 250 meters.

The pilot landed in a tree, cushioning the impact of the crash and avoiding any damage to structures on the ground.

The soldiers were providing support to ground forces battling drug traffickers in Michoacan, a state that has been plagued by drug-related violence blamed on several drug cartels.