Trio collecting Sunday ballots involved in helicopter crash

A security ministry helicopter had problems with the tail rotor about noon Monday, and had a rough landing just after takeoff.

The incident happened in Nimari-ñac de Chirripó, Turrialba. where it was in service collecting ballots from the Sunday voting. 

The three occupants went to Hospital México after they returned to the Central Valley. They were identified as the pilot, Francisco Allón Herrera, and the copilot, Sebastián Gadea Castro, both with the ministry’s Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea. Also aboard was an employee of the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones, identified as Adriana Solís Vega..

The crew and passenger were transported by another craft, and all three were reported not injured seriously.

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