4 killed in BCSO helicopter crash near Las Vegas – Albuquerque Journal

A nonetheless picture taken from aerial video footage reveals the wreckage of a BCSO helicopter that crashed shut to Las Vegas, N.M., Saturday after aiding in hearth suppression efforts. (Courtesy KOAT-Tv)

Officers park shut to the place a BCSO helicopter crashed shut to Las Vegas, N.M., Saturday after aiding in hearth suppression efforts. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

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Three people from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and a Bernalillo County hearthfighter have been killed Saturday when a BCSO helicopter crashed shut to Las Vegas, the agency said.

BCSO spokeswoman Jayme Fuller said these onboard their helicopter Metro 2 have been heading again to Albuquerque after aiding hearthfighters with the East Mesa Fire.

“There Are not any acknowledged survivors,” she said. “Presently the investigation into this incident is in its preliminary levels. As we study further particulars, We’ll current them by way of official press launchs.”

BCSO tweeted “We’d like All of the prayers We will get proper now” above An picture of a black band throughout a sheriff’s office badge.

Authorities Did not decide People who died, say what led to the crash or give One other particulars.

New Mexico State Police, on Twitter, conagencyed the crash round 12:15 a.m. on Sunday.

“State Police is on scene of a helicopter crash with 4 fatalities in San Miguel county,” the agency said. “(The Federal Aby way oftion Administration) and (Nationwide Transportation Safety Board) are responding To evaluation. Extra information Shall be launched when out there.”

Information of the crash drew an outpouring of sympathy.

State Division of Public Safety Cupboard Secretary Jason Bowie said the 4 Individuals who died Inside the crash have been heroes.

“Right now, our hearts are damaged by the tragic and distressing news that we misplaced 4 of the state’s best public servants, killed Inside The road of obligation,” Bowie said in A press launch. “It’s a sacrifice Nobody ought to Want to make.”

Bernalillo County Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty posted on social media that she was “utterly devasaid.”

And Albuquerque police Chief Harold Medina tweeted, “Prayers for our brothers and sisters Inside the county and all these effected by the loss suffered As a Outcome of of this tragic accident.”