El Salvador

David Diaz

14 March 2014

The journalist for Radio Femenina died in a helicopter crash while covering the the five-day Vuelta El Salvador stage race. According to reports, Diaz was on board the helicopter belonging to the race organisers, Ruben Contreras which came down in a jungle area, close to the race's finish line. He was pinned between a piece of wreckage and a tree. He had been reportedly been " reluctant to get on the chopper but eventually was convinced it would be a fun way to spend the day and see the race from a new vantage point."