Pilot George Reyes Saenz

Pilot George Reyes Saenz

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, November 2, 1989

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George Reyes Saenz

Pilot George Saenz was killed in a helicopter accident 50-miles off the coast of Florida during a joint narcotics operation involving several federal agencies from the United States and the Bahamas.

The Black Hawk helicopter was illuminating one of several boats that were suspected of being involved in a narcotics drop when it experienced a mechanical failure and crashed into the ocean. Five of the six crew members were able to exit the aircraft and were rescued. Pilot Saenz's body was never located.

Six suspects were arrested and pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with Pilot Saenz's death.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Florida

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Happy Birthday George, I miss you so much and you are always with me.

Peter Saenz

October 5, 2015

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