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Pilot George Reyes Saenz | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

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George Reyes Saenz

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

End of Watch: Thursday, November 2, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Florida

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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.

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

Peter Saenz
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October 5, 2015

 

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