TWO occupants of a helicopter, believed to have been carrying drugs, died when it crashed into an electricity pylon in darkness near Cortes de la Frontera.
A Guardia Civil helicopter had been scrambled to follow the aircraft after an unauthorised flight had been detected in the early hours of Tuesday morning. However, the crew lost sight of the helicopter and it returned to base.
Yesterday morning the Guardia Civil returned to the last known position of the helicopter, near El Colmenar, and found the wreckage of the crashed aircraft. It is believed that it had collided with nearby electric pylon.
According to sources around 30 packages of hashish were found – weighing almost 1,000 kilos.
Police also recovered the bodies of the occupants of the downed helicopter.