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Hijackers Take Helo Near Mexico City

By James T. McKenna | July 3, 2007

Two armed men hijacked a helicopter in central Mexico July 2, the Associated Press reports. Citing a press release from Mexico City’s Public Safety Dept., the news service said the aircraft, owned by a helicopter rental company, was taken when it landed to pick up a client in the town of Tizayuca, near the capital. The hijackers reportedly knocked the 52-year-old pilot to the ground, bound his hands and feet with tape, and boarded the aircraft with a large, silver-colored case. The helicopter reportedly had enough fuel to fly for 2 hr. For related news

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