The Civil Guard has arrested the pilot of a helicopter of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) who crashed when making an emergency landing this Sunday in the Madrid town of Robledo de Chavela, at test positive for cocaine and amphetamines.
Investigative sources have indicated to efe that the pilot is credited with a crime against air safety.
The event took place after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, when a DGT Europter 355N fell at kilometer 2 of the M-512 road.
From AUGC we wish a very speedy recovery of the crew of the helicopter of the #DGT #pegasus who has suffered a spectacular accident when he crashed this morning in Robledo de Chavela. pic.twitter.com/Xm8kn4qKmV
— AUGC Civil Guard (@AUGC_Comunica) March 5, 2023
On board the aircraft were the pilot and a Traffic official, who were slightly injured after the emergency landing. Luckily, there were no fatalities.
Neither of the two crew members belongs to the Civil Guard, whose agents were precisely in charge of carrying out the breathalyzer and drug tests on the pilot and arresting him when they were positive.
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