Honduran pilot dies in helicopter show crash

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Associated Press

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 18 at 1:33 PM

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' military says one of its helicopter has crashed during an exhibition for children and the pilot has died.

A military communique says Saturday's accident occurred when the Bell 206 helicopter descended suddenly and hit a tree bordering the La Mesa Airport in San Pedro Sula. Thirty-eight-year-old pilot Rommel Ortega died and a 6-year-old boy suffered a broken arm when a tree limb fell on him.

The military says 1,500 children of police, firefighters and street cleaners were watching the exhibition.

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