Mexican tycoon killed in helicopter crash

Three members of one of Mexico's wealthiest families were killed in a helicopter crash in the outskirts of Mexico City on Sunday night.

Mexican tycoon killed in helicopter crash

A Mexican business tycoon was killed along with at least two members of his family in a helicopter crash on the outskirts of Mexico City on Sunday night, emergency officials said.

Moises Saba Masri, a powerful executive with interests ranging from telecoms to real estate, died along with five other people including the pilot, said Elias Moreno, the head of the city's emergency services.

"Apparently it was bad weather," Moreno said on Formato 21 radio. Mexico City has experienced unusually cold weather and foggy conditions for the past several days.

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard was at the scene of the crash in a wooded area on the edge of Mexico's sprawling capital along with Saba's relatives, the radio said.

Masri, with important holdings in Mexican telecom company Unefon and broadcaster TV Azteca, was cleared on fraud charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2008.


Reuters

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