News

Horrifying moment: Florida air ambulance helicopter plummets out of the sky and crashes into apartments near school after dramatically losing tail while spinning out of control: two are hospitalized

  • When the EC135 helicopter crashed at 8:45 a.m., there were three people on board
  • The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation

Terrifying footage shows the moment a fire and rescue helicopter crashed into a Florida home.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter is seen smoking and twirling in the air before finally spinning and breaking apart around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

Authorities confirmed the flaming helicopter crashed into property near Pompano Beach Airpark near Fort Lauderdale. It is unclear if anyone was in the building at the time of the collision.

Initial reports from police scanners said the helicopter had a “maintenance issue” when it crashed into a building.

Law enforcement confirmed that Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue transported two people to a local hospital.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials confirmed that one of those recovered from the scene of the accident was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter is seen smoking and spinning around in the air before finally spinning and breaking apart. Aerial photos show the gaping hole caused by the burning helicopter falling into an apartment complex

The Dixie Highway is currently closed between Northeast Fifth Street and Northeast 10th Street and motorists have been asked to close the area.

A statement said, “Around 8:46 a.m., emergency responders responded to an alert call from an aircraft southwest of Pompano Beach Airpark.”

“The helicopter involved in the crash is a BSO fire rescue helicopter. The Pompano Beach Fire Department transported two people to an area hospital.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the North Dixie Highway and Atlantic Boulevard area of ​​Pompano Beach as officers from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue respond to a helicopter crash.”

“The Dixie Highway is closed between Northeast Fifth Street and Northeast 10th Street.”

Dozens of fire engines and rescue workers fight the fire caused by the collision.

The FAA confirmed that three people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

A spokesman confirmed that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Dozens of fire engines and rescue workers battle the fire caused by the collision. The FAA confirmed that three people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash

The state-of-the-art helicopters are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by teams of two firefighters or paramedics, with one paramedic piloting the aircraft.

Aviation medics use state-of-the-art video laryngoscopes to teach the most advanced airway management skills.

The unit is also capable of administering whole blood to severely injured trauma patients and transporting two patients from the scene of an accident.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

Show More

Jennifer Adams

Dedicated news writer with a passion for truth and accuracy. Covering stories that impact lives.

Read Next

Back to top button