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

(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.

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.
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)
Mexican army pilots stand next to a newly acquired helicopter at the Military Airbase Number 1 in Santa Lucia, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Mexican army pilots stand next to a newly acquired helicopter at the Military Airbase Number 1 in Santa Lucia, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, July 7, 2011.   (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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