Former President of Chile Sebastián Piñera dies in a helicopter accident



Sebastian Piñera, former president of Chile, died this Tuesday at the age of 74 after the helicopter in which he was traveling crashed in Lake Ranco (Los Ríos). At that time there were heavy rains that would have caused the device to fall.

Piñera was president of Chile on two occasions. The first time was between the years 2010 and 2014, being succeeded by Michelle Bachelet. The second took place between 2018 and 2022when Gabriel Boric, the current president of the country, won the elections.

According to Chilean media reports, four people were traveling on the aircraft and three of them have been located by emergency teams. According to ‘La Tercera’, the former president of Chile was returning from visiting his friend and businessman José Cox. One of the crew members is missing and the helicopter is submerged 40 meters deep.

The former president of Colombia Ivan Duque He has expressed his “pain” at the death of his “great friend and companion”, whom he describes as a “unique leader” and “a complete human being.” “Dear Sebastián, you will always be in our memory and we will defend your legacy,” he adds in a message published on his X (Twitter) account.

The National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED) of Chile has published a preliminary report in which they state that three of the crew are “injured”, with a deceased. “Firefighters, Carabineros, SAMU and the Navy are working there,” they add.

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