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
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)

(Newser) – 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.

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Aug 7, 2011 11:45 PM CDT
Shoulder gone to spec-savers.
Aug 7, 2011 4:33 PM CDT
One of the worst, most misleading headlines I've ever seen. Is Newser turning into The National Enquirer or what?
Aug 7, 2011 4:27 PM CDT
The can't see that big river called The Rio Grande that separates Mexico & Texas? From the AIR? Don't they know what GPS, Radar, Radios, are for? all the illegals apparantly can tell when THEY cross the Border, So why can't these guys figure it out. Maybe they are scouting places for illegals to get through easier? Hmmm, I wonder.