Palm Beach Sheriff’s Chopper Crashes In Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami) – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating one of its own after the county’s police helicopter made a hard landing near Lyons Road and Atlantic Boulevard in Delray Beach.

A pilot and co-pilot were on board the Bell 407 Helicopter when it crashed around 3 p.m., according to Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration.

So far, PBSO hasn’t said what led up to the crash or why the helicopter was in the area when it went down Friday afternoon.

From Chopper 4, part of the rotors were broken off during the crash and the chopper ended up facing a concrete wall. The downed chopper was leaning to the left side as Chopper 4 flew over it.

  • C

    I am not surprised. Those of us who live on the west side of town are used to the chopper flying less than 200 ft above our homes at all times of the day including 7am and 11pm. Just today I was playing tennis at the Oaks Country Club when the helicopter flew over and I could see the whites of the pilot’s eyes! Too much sightseeing! How’s the Lyon’s road extension going from the air?

  • Mike

    We live nearby the crash site and were able to see that no one was seriously hurt. However, we found it extremely annoying that at least 3 news helicopters hovered overhead for over 2 hours! They were so loud we had a hard time talking, and they should have had the courtesy to vacate the area after a few minutes of picture taking. The local news media really irritated many of its viewers this afternoon.

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