A helicopter belonging to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue crashed in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday, resulting in at least four people being rushed to the hospital. The incident, which was captured by local media, showed numerous fire trucks at the scene, attempting to extinguish the flames caused by the crash.
Among the injured were two crew members from the helicopter and two residents of the building into which the aircraft crashed. Authorities have cordoned off the area surrounding the crash site and are advising residents to steer clear of the vicinity. Video footage of the incident reveals the helicopter emitting smoke as it flew over rooftops before spiraling out of control.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the helicopter’s manifest listed three individuals on board. However, the identity of these individuals remains unclear. Officials have yet to provide information regarding the status of the third occupant.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:46 a.m., with emergency personnel responding to an aircraft alert located southwest of the Pompano Beach Airpark. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed via a social media statement that the helicopter involved in the crash was a BSO Fire Rescue helicopter.
The two residents were injured while trying to rescue the crew members from the wreckage. Reports from local media indicate that neither the crew members nor the residents sustained life-threatening injuries.