Brazilian Drug Gangs Shoot Down Helicopter
A police helicopter flying over a clash between drug gangs was hit by gunfire and crashed. Bullets from the Morro dos Macacos slum hit the helicopter pilot in the leg, causing him to lose control and crash in a nearby football field. The helicopter crashed about five miles (eight kilometers) southwest of one of Rio’s 2016 Olympic zones will be located. The city won the Olympic bid earlier this month despite concerns about security. Was Rio De Janerio the right choice for the 2016 Olympics?