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[Original Publish Date: 05/25/21]
LEESBURG, Florida — Authorities are investigating a helicopter crash that occurred around 4 p.m Tuesday.
According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) four people were on board the Sikorsky UH-60 firefighting helicopter when it crashed. The helicopter was performing a training exercise when it crashed in a marsh near Leesburg International Airport.
It is unknown at this time if there are any survivors. Lake Legal News is near the scene, working on getting more information.
This is a developing story.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]