Mexican cartel members laugh after helicopter carrying three US soldiers crashes

March 09, 2024

The aircraft, carrying three soldiers and a Border Patrol agent, crashed near the southern border in Texas. Footage from a US Customs and Border Protection agent shows cartel members watching the servicemen's final moments. New York National Guard UH-72's Lakota helicopter was carrying the soldiers and the agent at the time of the crash. The four-man crew will be accompanied by a Customs and Border Patrol agent on all missions. "This is not the first time New York National Guard troops have deployed to the border with Mexico.