Four hospitalized after fire rescue helicopter crash

A Broward County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue helicopter had a tragic accident in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Monday, leading to the hospitalization of four individuals. Local media captured the scene, showing a flurry of fire trucks battling the flames ignited by the crash.

The injured include two crew members from the ill-fated helicopter and two occupants of the building that the aircraft collided with. In response to the incident, authorities have sealed off roads near the crash site and are urging residents to avoid the area. Video footage of the event depicts the helicopter billowing smoke as it hovered over rooftops, before losing control and spiraling downwards.

The Federal Aviation Administration has disclosed that the helicopter’s manifest had three people listed. The identities of these individuals are yet to be revealed, and officials have not provided any details about the third occupant’s condition.

The crash took place around 8:46 a.m., with emergency services responding to an aircraft alert from a location southwest of the Pompano Beach Airpark. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a social media post that the helicopter involved in the accident was a BSO Fire Rescue helicopter.

The two building occupants sustained injuries while attempting to save the crew members from the crashed helicopter. Local media reports suggest that none of the four injured individuals are in critical condition.