Mexico Invades Texas Again

Chopper lands in Laredo airport, instead of Nuevo Laredo
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2011 10:32 AM CDT
Mexican Helicopter Mistakes Airports, Lands in Texas
A Mexican Navy helicopter pilot continues the search and rescue efforts for survivors of a fishing boat accident near San Felipe, Mexico, Tuesday July 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Francisco Vega)

Mexico might want to invest in some maps: For the second time in as many weeks, the Mexican military has inadvertently invaded its neighbor to the north, reports the Houston Chronicle. A Mexican helicopter landed at the airport in Laredo, Texas, yesterday afternoon, leading US Customs officers to check out the aircraft and its occupants—before sending them packing.

“The only thing that I can tell you is that they did land here,” says a Customs official. “It was by mistake. They were processed and they were returned to Mexico.” The pilot apparently mistook the airport for one in Nuevo Laredo. Click for more on last month's accidental invasion. (More Mexico stories.)

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