Friday, November 11, 2011

Mexican interior minister dies in helicopter crash

So the Mexican authorities have declared Francisco Blake Mora dead, after a helicopter crash outside of Mexico City. Blake Mora, the nation's interior minister, or No. 2, was headed to Cuernavaca.

This is the second interior minister to die in an aviation disaster during the Calderon administration – the first, Juan Camilo Mourino, was a close friend and ally of Calderon's, and died in a plane crash in Mexico City on Nov. 4, 2008.

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but seriously, this is all very suspect no matter how one looks at it. At the very least, it's time Mexican officials got either a) better helicopters/planes or b) better pilots.

My condolences to the families of the eight who died in the most recent crash.


  1. Mr. Beith, Do you have the name of the pilot, by any chance? I cannot find it looking through the news articles that have been written. Thank you.

  2. I believe it was Lt. Col. Felipe Bacio Cortés

  3. Thank you, very much!