A Mexican official’s use of a government helicopter for personal transportation has sparked calls for his resignation and led to a probe of possible abuse of office.
The uproar began when photos were published online showing several people walking toward a helicopter labeled as belonging to the National Water Commission.
Although their identities were not clear from the pictures, Mexican news outlets and social media reported that they were Commission director David Korenfeld and family members.
Through his Twitter account, Korenfeld acknowledged and apologized for using the helicopter to travel to Mexico City’s international airport.
He called it an “inexcusable error” and said he was reimbursing the government for the cost of the flight.
The Public Administration Department said Thursday in a statement that it has opened an investigation.