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Mysterious Helicopter Crash Leaves a Mountain of Questions

Last month, a helicopter operating out of Melbourne Airport crashed in Palm Bay. According to local police, the military-style helicopter was flying low before it crashed, killing all three people on board. By the time emergency crews arrived, the helicopter was completely engulfed in flames. While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed the aircraft was not operating in any type of military capacity at the time, the cause of the helicopter crash is still unknown and there was no distress call made prior to the accident. NTSB Senior Safety Investigator anticipates the investigation will take six months to a year. What Could Have Caused the Palm Bay Helicopter Crash? While helicopter accidents may be uncommon, the consequences for all on board can be devastating when they do occur. Piloting a helicopter is very different than piloting an airplane and some believe they are in fact more difficult to handle…
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How Often Do Helicopter Crashes Happen?

A mosquito control helicopter went out on September 3rd to spray for larva near New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, but something went wrong. The helicopter crashed near a grove of trees on private land, but the rescuers had no idea where to start looking. How Did Rescuers Find the Helicopter Crash? The pilot, a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army and pilot of Black Hawk helicopters, managed a daring emergency landing. Luckily, he had his cellphone with him, and he placed a call to Volusia County Mosquito Control administration, which immediately called rescuers. However, nobody knew the exact location of the crash. “We were turning our sirens on to see if he could hear them,” The Deputy Chief of Volusia County Fire Rescue tells local reporters. “He was able to give us more of a location so we could zoom in on him.” First responders were also able…
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