Venezuela general killed in helicopter crash
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2002
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (April 20, 2002 10:54 a.m. EDT) - The man named just a few days ago to head Venezuela's air force in the wake of a failed coup died in a helicopter crash along with three other generals, the military said Saturday. The sudden deaths created added turmoil in Venezuela's armed forces, some of whom supported the coup.
Gen. Luis Alfonso Acevedo and the generals died when their helicopter crashed in forests 10 miles north of the capital, likely due to bad weather, the military said. MORE