A helicopter ride ended in disaster on Monday morning after an out-of-control emergency aircraft crashed into a Florida apartment building.
“At approximately 8:46 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a call of an aircraft alert located southwest of the Pompano Beach Airpark,” the Broward County Sheriff’s office explained in a statement, noting that the helicopter in question was a “BSO Fire Rescue helicopter.”
#BREAKING: Injuries Reported After a sheriffs rescue Helicopter Spirals Out of Control and Crashes into a apartment building ⁰⁰#PompanoBeach | #Florida— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) August 28, 2023
Multiple emergency crews are currently on the scene after a Broward County Sheriff’s Office fire rescue helicopter… pic.twitter.com/YHPJVtn1ol
Though it remains unclear what exactly prompted the crash, which occurred when the aircraft was on its way to respond to an emergency call, the rear of the helicopter was reportedly seen smoking before it began spiraling toward the ground.
UPDATE: A helicopter has gone down in Pompano Beach, Florida this morning, crashing into an apartment building.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 28, 2023
- Three crew members were onboard the Eurocopter EC135 helicopter.
- The crash happened at around 8:45 AM ET.
- Initial reports indicate that at least 2… pic.twitter.com/F5eKQaxNg3
The incident left two people injured and two people dead. Of the two dead, one person was on the ground while the other, Broward Sheriff's Office Capt. Terryson Jackson, was aboard the plane.
Fly safe, friends.
#UPDATE: Aerial helicopter footage shows the severe damage to the apartment building complex after a Broward County Sheriff's Office fire rescue helicopter spiraled out of control and crashed official’s are now reporting that one person has died in the helicopter crash pic.twitter.com/fkeP2EetGP— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) August 28, 2023