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Florida firefighting helicopter crashes; no survivors found

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Posted at 10:04 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 22:30:24-04

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — — Officials say a firefighting helicopter with four people on board has crashed near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter crashed into a marsh near Leesburg International Airport during a training exercise around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Leesburg Fire Rescue said in a Facebook post that one body was recovered and that the crash appears to be a “total loss.” No survivors have been found.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. Officials did not immediately release additional information.