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Two people are dead after a Broward County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crashed in Florida on Monday.
Footage of the crash showed a smoldering helicopter spiraling to the ground, with its tail severed from its body.
WARNING: The following videos contain images that some readers may find disturbing.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue helicopter crashed in Pompano Beach this morning around 8:45. No reports of deaths so far, only 3 people injured which is a miracle after seeing the video.
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) August 28, 2023
Another video showed the helicopter’s tail separating before it spiraled out of control.
Multiple emergency crews are currently on the scene after a Broward County Sheriff’s Office fire rescue helicopter… pic.twitter.com/YHPJVtn1ol
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) August 28, 2023
The aircraft ultimately crashed into an apartment building in the Florida city of Pompano Beach, according to WPLG.
One woman inside the apartment building was killed in the crash.
In a news conference following the event, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony disclosed that one crewman of the aircraft died.
The sheriff became emotional as he revealed Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Captain Terryson Jackson died in the crash — stating that he had known Jackson for 14 years.
Tony memorialized Jackson in a post on X, formerly called Twitter.
With a heavy heart, we announce the untimely loss of a longtime employee, Captain Terryson Jackson, who passed away this morning, August 28, 2023, after a BSO Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services helicopter crashed in Pompano Beach. https://t.co/09n2fQWA4O pic.twitter.com/IjdJ1VRWBP
— Sheriff Gregory Tony (@bsosherifftony) August 28, 2023
Four people were also injured in the crash.
The four individuals injured in the accident were treated at an area hospital.
All aircraft of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office have been grounded pending re-inspection in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The cause of the aircraft’s fatal crash isn’t immediately clear.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.