FAA says helicopter crash kills 3 in Phoenix

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Associated Press

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a helicopter crash has crashed in north Phoenix, killing a child and two adults.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the Eurocopter EC135 went down at about 3 p.m. MST on Sunday in a rural area known as Cave Creek. He says the helicopter caught fire after crashing.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lindsey Smith says the helicopter was privately owned.

It was registered to Services Group of America in Scottsdale, Ariz., a large privately held foodservice and real estate firm. Calls to a company spokesman weren't immediately returned.

Investigators with the FAA are headed to the crash scene, and a National Transportation Safety Board investigator is expected to arrive on Monday morning.

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