Four Dead In California Helicopter Crash - Authorities

Four Dead in California Helicopter Crash - Authorities

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd August, 2021) Four people were killed in a helicopter crash in California's Colusa county, the local sheriff's department said.

The Robinson R66 helicopter crashed around 1:15 p.m. local time on Sunday (20:15 GMT) in a remote area of the county north of Sacramento, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Colusa County Sheriff's Department confirmed to The San Francisco Chronicle that all four people on board died in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

"NTSB is investigating the August 1, 2021, crash of a Robinson R66 near Colusa, California," NTSB said on Twitter.

CBS reported citing authorities that the crash occurred near Highway 45 at Reservation Road near Colusa.