Rescue Helicopter Crashes Into Florida Apartment Killing 2

Rescue Helicopter Crashes Into Florida Apartment Killing 2

We want to turn now to that horrific crash of a rescue helicopter caught on camera in Florida.
Two people, including a firefighter, were killed when the chopper slammed into an apartment building.
We get the latest now from Joan Murray of our CBS Miami station.
Cell phone video captured the terrifying moments of Broward Sheriff’s Office fire
rescue helicopter with its tail on fire spun desperately out of control.
Holy, it’s crashing!
The doomed aircraft crashed into a Pompano Beach apartment complex and burst into flames.
On top of the roof was all fire, a big ball of fire, that’s all.
And then like I said, the second explosion.
Authorities say two people died.
Broward Sheriff’s Captain Terrison Jackson, a 19-year veteran, and a woman in her apartment.
He got out?
Yeah, he got out.
Amazingly, two crew members were seen crawling away from the wreckage.
There’s no rhyme or reason why they survived and we lost Terrison,
or vice versa, a civilian died.
All of them could have truly have been killed in this accident.
Officials say the fire rescue helicopter was headed to the scene of a car crash
before it experienced mechanical issues and a fire on board.
We’re going to suffer, we’re going to hurt,
but this community should know we’re prepared to answer the next call.
And according to Broward Sheriff Gregory Toney,
the three remaining police and fire helicopters have been grounded
until they can be checked out to determine they are safe to fly.
Nora?
Joan, it is incredible that two of them survived.
Thank you so much.

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