Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Cesar Duarte, Helicopter crash
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]
Helicopter crashes carrying Cesar Duarte, his wife and Lolita Ayala
Reporter: Patricia Mayorga
Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez (not governor of Veracruz) was in an accident tonight in an official Helicopter, together with his wife, Bertha Gomez Fong and the Televisa presenter Lolita Ayala.
With them was the Pilot surnamed Berlanga, a bodyguard called Villa Leyva and an assistant of Lolita Ayala. All were injured in the crash. Only the wife of the Governor suffered minor wounds.
The accident occurred around 10 pm Authorities confirmed.
Duarte and his wife and the Televisa journalist were transferred to General de Parral hospital by road.
The passengers were travelling to the town of Moris, located in the Sierra Tarahumara, to carry out some work for Lolita Ayala and her "Support for all" foundation.
When they returned, they decided to stay the night at the Governors Ranch, in the town of Balleza, but due to the darkness the pilot had problems landing. Two metres above the floor the Helicopter moved on a horizontal track and crashed.
All present were injured, no one is gravely injured, Bertha Gomez had the worst injuries. They are currently in Hospital undergoing tests.
The Helicopter in which they were travelling was a Bell 429 colored red and white, and was used in general by the Governor.
At around 11:15pm those involved in the accident were arriving at Hospital in Parral, in five ambulances.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso