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The state security chief of the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes was among five people who died in the helicopter crash, according to the state’s governor.

“We deeply regret the death of these five people,” Aguascalientes Governor Teresa Jimenez told a press conference on Thursday.

Among the dead in the Eagle 1 helicopter crash, which belonged to the Aguascalientes State Secretariat of Public Security, is Porfirio Sánchez Mendoza, Aguascalientes security chief. According to Jimenez, the other four include the helicopter’s pilot, a captain and two gunners.

Jimenez said an investigation into the cause of the incident had begun, but added that “everything indicates” it was an accident, and that she would share more details once the investigation is complete.

Jimenez also highlighted the “heroic” actions taken by the pilot, who landed the helicopter in a vacant lot instead of a populated area.

Pictures of the crash showed the smoldering remains of a helicopter and police cars around a grassy area.

In 2018, a military helicopter carrying officials surveying earthquake damage crashed in the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, killing more than a dozen people.