Helicopter crashes near Lantana Airport killing one

Helicopter crashes near Lantana Airport killing one

LANTANA, FL (WFLX) - One person was killed and another was critically hurt after a helicopter crashed Monday morning near Lantana Airport, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. about 100 yards north of the airport at John Prince Memorial Park. Witnesses said they heard the helicopter hit nearby trees before crashing.

The person who survived is being transported to an area hospital, according to Cpt. Albert Borroto with PBCFR. The identities of the victims have not been released.

The helicopter that crashed was a Robinson R22, according to Kathleen Bergen with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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