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Helicopter crashes into fence at Miami Executive Airport

Southwest Miami-Dade, Florida – A helicopter crashed at Miami Executive Airport just after 7 p.m., Tuesday.
The crash happened in a parking lot of the airport, near International Flight Center North. Part of the helicopter slammed right through the fence behind a parked truck.
According to officials, there were four people on the private training helicopter at the time of the crash.
“To see them take off and then land, and I see them like that. That’s the next time I saw them. I’m freaked out,” said Anthony Valle, who works at the airport.
Valle captured the scene on his cellphone shortly after the crash.
“I heard the pilot say that as the helicopter landed, someone shifted around in their seat, or something like that, and then the helicopter started spinning around, loses control and is now there,” he said.
According to Valle, some suffered some bumps and bruises.
“One of them hit their head,” Valle said. “The other woman said that their arm was hurting a lot.”
Things could have been much worse, as a fuel truck was parked just feet away, Valle said.
“Inches. It came inches from the fuel truck. I mean, everyone would have died,” he said.
The investigation is ongoing.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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