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Helicopter Crash in Florida Under Investigation

By Staff Writer | March 28, 2007

A helicopter crash this morning in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. killed two people. Both were in the helicopter, a Robinson R44, on a training flight from Craig Municipal Airport near Jacksonville.  The flight was run by Silver State Helicopters, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. An eyewitness, who had been a helicopter crew chief in the U.S. Army, said he saw the helicopter hit the beach and explode into a fireball. One of the passengers was a certified pilot and instructor. The other occupant had received his student pilot license in October. Silver State has 26 locations nationwide and a pilot school with 2,000 students. The cause of the crash has not been determined. For related news

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