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Helicopter Carrying National Guardsmen and Border Officer Crashes in Texas, Multiple Dead

A helicopter carrying three National Guard soldiers and a Border Patrol agent crashed Friday near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, killing at least three on board, officials said.

The helicopter went down in La Grulla, a border town that sits near the Rio Grande in Starr County.

Starr County Judge Eloy Vera, the county’s top local official, said the fourth person was in critical condition.

Law enforcement sources told Fox News that the three National Guard soldiers were working on federal orders on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security.

The helicopter was a New York National Guard “Lakota.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, the National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In January, a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter on a patrol mission crashed along the state’s border with Mexico lost power and crashed.

The co-pilot suffered a minor hand injury and the helicopter was significantly damaged.

READ 16 COMMENTS
  • RON says:

    These men would never have been there and died if Biden’s Regime has not been keeping the border open. He’s destroying “our” country by wanting to change illegal voting strategies in the upcoming 2024 election. He wants illegals voting for Democraps to keep all the free stuff coming that they have been getting. VOTING SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY U.S. CITIZENS! N WAKE UP SHEEP[LE!

  • Barb N says:

    More blood on this Administration’s hands. God bless and keep their souls.

  • TCurry says:

    My heart and prayers are with the victims families and friends. Our border needs protection and laws enforced.

  • Kevin says:

    So how do three people die on the helicopter but the fourth person (the co-pilot) just has a minor hand injury?

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