New Mexico: Four Killed In Sheriff’s Department Helicopter Crash

By The Chicago Times Staff

July 17, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NM – Four people have been killed after a sheriff’s department helicopter crashed in New Mexico.

According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s, three sheriff’s personnel and one employee from the Bernalillo County Fire Department were on board the helicopter assisting in fighting nearby wildfires when the helicopter crashed Saturday night near the city of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

“There are no known survivors. These personnel were headed back to Albuquerque after assisting fire crews with the East Mesa fire,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.