Florida Fire Rescue Helicopter Crashes Into Apartment Complex, 2 Dead


In Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday morning, a Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue helicopter collided with a tiny apartment building, killing two individuals, according to officials.

The National Transportation Safety Board reports that there were three passengers on board the helicopter at the time, and one of them perished. He was identified as Capt. Terryson Jackson, 50, a 19-year member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that a further victim, an adult woman, passed away on the ground.

According to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony stated that the two fire rescue personnel on board the helicopter who survived—a pilot and a paramedic—were able to get out of the helicopter after the crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, the pilot, a paramedic, and two bystanders were injured and transferred to hospitals. They are all classified in fair condition and none of their wounds are life-threatening, according to officials.

According to officials, the fire rescue chopper was on its way to a site in North Lauderdale when it crashed. Miami is located around 40 miles north of Pompano Beach.