PDI helicopter crash in Los Vilos: Officer in critical condition confirmed dead

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PDI helicopter crash in Los Vilos: Officer in critical condition confirmed dead

This Thursday morning, February 1, the Investigative Police (PDI) confirmed the death of a second officer who was part of the crew of the institutional helicopter that crashed in Los Vilos during the afternoon of this Wednesday.

Through a brief statement, the PDI reported the death of Sub-Inspector Daniela Zalazar Constanzo, who was being treated at a care center after the fatal accident.

Meanwhile, the organization said the other three officers who were injured have been given a “protected prognosis”, regardless of the severity of their injuries.

Fatal accident in Los Vilos

The fatal accident occurred at 2:30 pm this Wednesday, when the ship was working in the development of the Cannabis Plan 2024, a program to combat illegal cultivation.

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The pilot may have lost control after taking off from Pichidangui airfield, causing the plane to crash.

Although the five people aboard the helicopter managed to escape the fire and were assisted by area residents, the plane’s co-pilot, Deputy Commissioner Camila Silva Segura, died during transfer to a care center.