The helicopter reportedly crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Miami around an hour after noon on Saturday. The Miami Beach Police responded immediately after reports of the crash came in, and shared a video showing the helicopter crashing into the blue waters near the Miami Beach.
When the police reached the scene of the crash, they found that two people had been injured. The victims of the crash were subsequently transferred to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in the city, and are reportedly “stable.” A third person was also on board the helicopter when it crashed, but fortunately they escaped unscathed from the accident.
Apart from the police, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is also investigating the crash, and a two block stretch near the crash site has been closed off for the time being.
According to CNN, the helicopter that crashed was a Robinson R44, and as per the FAA, the crash occurred due to “unknown circumstances.”
“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates,” said a statement by the FAA, obtained by CNN.
People who were at scene, meanwhile, were astonished at what they witnessed.
In fact, many took to social media to express their bewilderment at what had just unfolded in front of their eyes.
Further details are being awaited from authorities.