JERUSALEM (JTA) — Mexican Jewish businessman Moises Saba Masri was killed in a helicopter crash near Mexico City.
Masri, 47, died early Monday morning when one of the rotors of the helicopter in which he was riding struck a building due to heavy fog, according to reports. Five others, including Masri’s wife, son and daughter-in-law, and the pilot, were killed in the crash.
Masri owned real estate and medical companies, and had extensive holdings in the Mexican telecom company Unefon and broadcaster TV Azteca. He also owned two hotels in Acapulco.
Israel’s Zaka rescue organization sent a delegation to Mexico on Monday afternoon to assist in identifying the dead.