Skip to comments.Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead
Posted on 10/17/2009 12:53:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
RIO DE JANEIRO A police helicopter flying over an intense shootout between rival drug gangs in a Rio slum was hit by gunfire Saturday and crashed in a fiery explosion on a football field.
Two officers were killed while the pilot and another officer on board suffered burns but managed to escape, a police spokesman said.
Bullets flying from the Morro dos Macacos ("Monkey Hill" in Portuguese) slum in northern Rio de Janeiro hit the pilot in the leg as he hovered above the clash, causing him to lose control and crash, turning the helicopter into a blackened wreck.
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Police inspect the remains of one of their crime-fighting helicopters lying in a soccer field after it was shot down when trying to intervene in a battle between two opposing drug gangs, in a Rio de Janeiro slum October 17, 2009. Police sources confirmed at least two policemen dead and two injured in the crash, as the gangs began to attack and burn public buses to distract the police away from their battle. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL CONFLICT CRIME LAW)
Rio or Chicago?
amazing beaches though...
An armored police vehicle sits near two public buses set on fire by drug gangs trying to distract the police from their battle for the control of a slum, in Rio de Janeiro October 17, 2009. A police helicopter was shot down by the gangs when it tried to intervene in the battle, leaving two policemen killed and two injured in the crash. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL CONFLICT CRIME LAW)
The Chicago choppers have better armor.
I see two kinds of multicultural street art in this picture.
Graphic and sculpture.
Jack Bauer has downed multiple helicopters with his pistol. I thought that was unrealistic, but I guess not.
The shooter should be on their Olympic sharpshooter team... talk about lucky shot (just kidding folks)
Condolences to the families.
Man can they spray some pretty art on walls though huh?
Good thing Rio got the Olympics; much safer than Chicago... < /s>
Nothing to see here. They’re just gearing up for the new Olympic game; Target Copter at 400 yards...
I suspect a military style police purge of Rio criminals prior to the Olympics.
I suspect so too.
Not unusual for places that get the Games.. having it in Chicago would have been interesting ,, good luck clearing out that place.
One can hope.
in Chicago this would have been an Olympic event
A former friend of mine returned from Rio and called it the largest enclave of thieves and whores in the world.
In Rio when they go after criminals, they don’t arrest them. They will sweep the place clean before the Olympics. The smart criminals will choose that time to take a vacation.
“A former friend of mine returned from Rio and called it the largest enclave of thieves and whores in the world.”
Per capita, Congress is first.
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