The helicopter he was flying crashed: Chile’s former president Pinera lost his life

Former president of Chile, Sebastián Pinera, died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed due to heavy rain. According to preliminary information, the 74-year-old leader of the center-right National Renewal Party was flying his private helicopter with three people, including his sister, when the helicopter crashed into the waters of Lake Ranco. Los Ríos region in the south of the country.

According to the information obtained, the other passengers in the helicopter managed to survive by jumping into the water, but when Pinera could not remove his seat belt, he could not get out of the plane and died by drowning. Two of the three people with him swam to shore, and the third was rescued from the lake by boat. Pinera had served as president for two non-consecutive terms, from 2010 to 2014 and from 2018 to 2022.

Source: Today IT