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Bruce Teitelbaum, his wife Marsha Khan, and friend Harry Anderson dead after helicopter crashes into house on Alameda Street in College Park, Orlando, Florida
Modified Date:Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:23pm
Accident Date:Sunday, March 22, 2015
"Well, I was out here raking, and I heard the helicopter, but it didn't sound right. Then it swung out this way, (and I) didn't think anything of it, (so I) went back to raking, and then I heard the explosion," witness Mike Sills said.
Neighbor Mike Sills said he heard the helicopter having problems. "It sounded a little funny, you know, sounded like it wasn't really running right," Sills said. "I went in the back of the house with another guy and we yelled inside, hoping somebody might be alive."
Orlando Police officials on Monday identified the deceased as pilot Bruce Teitelbaum; his wife, Marsha Khan; and their friend, Harry Anderson. Teitelbaum was executive director of a Volusia County-based paper shredding and recycling company.
Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon.
A Robinson R44 helicopter took off from Orlando Executive Airport and flew about two miles before it crashed in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando. Officials say three helicopter occupants were confirmed dead after it crashed into an unoccupied guest house behind a million-dollar home on Alameda St. at around 2:15 p.m. We'll update this story as more information becomes available.
County:Orange County, FL