Mexico's top Cabinet secretary dies in crash

In this Wednesday July 14, 2010, Mexico's Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora attends his his swearing in ceremony at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. The Mexican government said Friday Nov. 11, 2001, that Mora, Mexico's No. 2 government official next to the president, has died in a helicopter crash with seven others, including the pilot. (Eduardo Verdugo, File)

November 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Weather conditions appear to have been a factor in a helicopter crash Friday that killed Mexico's No. 2 official, Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in Mexico's battle with drug cartels, President Felipe Calderon said.