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Florida firefighting helicopter crashes; no survivors found

Helicopter crashes into a marsh near Leesburg International Airport
Florida firefighting helicopter crashes in Leesburg on May 25, 2021
Posted at 12:26 PM, May 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 12:26:17-04

LEESBURG, Fla. — Officials say a firefighting helicopter with four people onboard 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.