|This is the only photo posted so far, it is from Zeta Mag-however there are reports the craft made|
an emergency landing without fire. At this time we cannot be positive this is a photo from the scene.
Mexico’s national defense staged an operation to secure Jalisco, called “Operation Jalisco”. This triggered a massive response from organized crime (CJNG) with more than 30 narco blockades throughout the state, and the shooting down of a military helicopter resulting in the death of 3 soldiers, 12 injured including 10 army soldiers and 2 federal police agents. Authorities report 3 soldiers are missing.
The aircraft was carrying 18 elements in total, plus the crew.
The helicopter was a Cougar 1009, which was conducting surveillance in the area.
There are rumors that Mencho has been captured. Emphasis on the word rumor.
Residents of Jalisco were advised to stay indoors.
Lamento el fallecimiento de los elementos del Ejército Mexicano en el cumplimiento de su deber en Jalisco.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) May 1, 2015