Leesburg Police in Florida are investigating a Blackhawk helicopter crash yesterday that killed the entire crew.
Four people were on board the firefighting helicopter for a training exercise when the helicopter crashed into a marsh outside the runway of the Leesburg Airport.
Leesburg Police Captain Joseph Iozzi explains that the chopper began to spin and broke up. At one point the tail separated from the main body of the aircraft.
FL Blackhawk Crash-Tailspin
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The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
Currently, conditions in Florida are very dry and brush fires are sparking up daily. The team that went down was training to help battle the blazes.
The Leesburg fire department says the Blackhawk helicopter crash appears to be a total loss with no survivors.