Firefighting Helicopter Crashes In Florida, No Survivors

 Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 USA Today

At least one person died after a firefighting helicopter crashed Tuesday evening during a training exercise, officials say.

The helicopter crashed around 4 p.m. in a marshy area near Leesburg International Airport in central Florida, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Four people were on board and one person has been confirmed dead. No other survivors have been found.

The chopper, a firefighting Sikorsky UH-60, crashed between the airport property and the St. Johns River Water Management conservation area, said Leesburg City Manager Al Minner. It’s extremely swampy and hard to get to, he said.
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