Rescue helicopter’s 80-pound life raft crashes into house

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say an 80-pound inflatable raft crashed into a Florida home after falling off a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter.

Luce Raneau told the <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-gardens/article202719244.html”>Miami Herald</a> that she thought a bomb had gone off Wednesday when the raft hit her house and left her covered in wood and dust from the roof.

Miami-Dade police say the helicopter was heading to the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after conducting an off-shore training exercise when the yellow raft somehow separated from the aircraft.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says the home’s occupant sustained minor injuries.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.herald.com”>http://www.herald.com</a>

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