Honduran pilot dies as helicopter crashes during military show for children

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' military says one of its helicopter has crashed during an exhibition for children and the pilot has died.

A military communique says Saturday's accident occurred when the Bell 206 helicopter descended suddenly and hit a tree bordering the La Mesa Airport in San Pedro Sula. Thirty-eight-year-old pilot Rommel Ortega died and a 6-year-old boy suffered a broken arm when a tree limb fell on him.

The military says 1,500 children of police, firefighters and street cleaners were watching the exhibition.