Pemex helicopter crash claims the lives of everyone aboard

By Phaedra Friend Troy

A helicopter crash in southeast Mexico has claimed the lives of everyone aboard, reported CNN.

Working for the state-run oil and gas company Pemex, the helicopter crashed on Oct. 16 in Las Choapas, killing the eight people who were aboard.

According to a report from the Herald Sun, those aboard included a two-man crew and six mechanics who were bound for the Campeche oil field.

The helicopter contracting company has not been revealed. 

While rare, helicopter accidents have killed oil and gas workers worldwide, and many are working to improve helicopter safety. Oil & Gas UK has formed a helicopter accident task force, and the Scandanavian Safety Training Center has created a realistic simulator to help train personnel.

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