- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed in a central Florida helicopter crash.

Palm Bay Police spokeswoman Karyn Barber says the crash occurred in a largely undeveloped area along Florida’s Space Coast Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the older model, military-style helicopter was on the ground and fully engulfed in flames when rescuers arrived. The blaze was contained within ten minutes.

The helicopter operated out of the Melbourne Airport.

Witnesses reported seeing it flying low before it went down.

Officials weren’t immediately saying what caused the crash.

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