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Officials: 3 dead in helicopter crash

2 years 2 months 1 week ago March 23, 2015 Mar 23, 2015 Monday, March 23 2015 March 23, 2015 8:20 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

ORLANDO, FL - Police officials now say 3 people died when a helicopter crashed into the unoccupied guest home of a house near downtown Orlando.

The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes.

Orlando police reported then that one person was found dead. On Monday, police spokeswoman Sgt. Wanda Ford said the count had increased to three people dead. Police were not yet releasing names of those who were killed or any other details.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.

Officials haven't offered any preliminary theories.

The helicopter took off from the nearby Orlando Executive Airport. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen has said the Robinson R44 helicopter flew about two miles before it crashed.

IMAGE: WFTV

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