Officials: 3 died in weekend helicopter crash in Orlando

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Posted: Mar 23, 2015 11:32 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three people who died when a helicopter crashed into an unoccupied guest home near downtown Orlando have been identified as a central Florida businessman, his wife and their friend.

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.

The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes.

Police say only three people were onboard and they aren't looking for anyone else.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause.

The helicopter took off from the nearby Orlando Executive Airport. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen has said the Robinson R44 helicopter flew about two miles before it crashed.