New bird for police

Photo from Vigilancia Áerea and press office of Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguidad Pública

The security ministry’s air arm took delivery Tuesday of a new, $3.7 million McDonnell Douglas helicopter. The craft can carry up to eight persons and can cruise at 135 knots with a maximum speed of 155 knots, said the ministry. The helicopter has a ceiling of 17,500 feet or 5,334 meters. In addition to police work, the helicopters are used for searches and as an air ambulance.

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