Guatemala: Chopper Crash
Ex army officer Ramón Rodríguez Toledo, and his passengers Luis Paiz and Andrés Berger were aboard a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter that crashed in a coffee plantation in Guatemala between Villa Canales and Fraijanes.
Andrés Berger was the copilot.
The flight took off at 17:48 on Monday but lost communication with ATC shortly afterward. Residents near the impact zone heard an explosion at 18:00 hours.
A friend of the pilot said he had 15,000 hours in the cockpit.
The accident is under investigation.