Venezuelan authorities are investigating the cause of a helicopter crash that killed seven military officers while they were while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro was visiting troops.

The crash of the Cougar helicopter outside Caracas on Saturday followed days of upheaval during which opposition leader Juan Guaidó called in vain for a military uprising to overthrow Maduro, and five people were killed in clashes between protesters and police.

The armed forces say the chopper that crashed was heading to San Carlos in Cojedes state, near a military base where Maduro addressed cadets on Saturday. The statement doesn’t say if the chopper was part of the presidential delegation.

In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fist bumps with a cadet at the G/J José Laurencio Silva military training center in the state of Cojedes, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Jhonn Zerpa/Miraflores Press Office via AP)
In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro fist bumps with a cadet at the G/J José Laurencio Silva military training center in the state of Cojedes, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Jhonn Zerpa/Miraflores Press Office via AP)

The Venezuelan opposition plans a memorial service later Sunday for those killed in street fighting over the past week.

A girl runs through a neighborhood in the Petare shanty town, in Caracas, Venezuela, late Friday afternoon, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A girl runs through a neighborhood in the Petare shanty town, in Caracas, Venezuela, late Friday afternoon, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Friends and family take part in the funeral procession for Yhoifer Jesus Hernandez Vazquez, 14, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. The 14-year-old died Thursday after he was shot on Wednesday, May 1, during protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Friends and family take part in the funeral procession for Yhoifer Jesus Hernandez Vazquez, 14, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. The 14-year-old died Thursday after he was shot on Wednesday, May 1, during protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Men play dominoes in the Petare shanty town, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Men play dominoes in the Petare shanty town, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Nancy Espinoza, 55, who uses an old car as her stand, sells vegetables to a customer in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Nancy Espinoza, 55, who uses an old car as her stand, sells vegetables to a customer in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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