4 dead after helicopter crash in Northern California

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COLUSA, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — At least four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department said.

The Robinson R66 crashed around 1:15 p.m. local time in Colusa County north of Sacramento, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The four people died at the scene, said the department, which did not release their identities.

The National Transportation Safety Board said they are sending a team to investigate Monday, along with the FAA.

The Federal Aviation Administration sent NewsNation affiliate KTXL the following statement Sunday afternoon:

This information is preliminary and subject to change. Please contact local authorities about the occupants’ identities and medical conditions

A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed around 1:15 p.m. local time today in a remote area in Colusa, Calif. Preliminary reports indicate four people were on board. The FAA will release the aircraft tail number when investigators verify it at the scene. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents. Please contact the NTSB for any updates.

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

No information was released on what caused the crash.

This story is developing. Refresh for updates.

NewsNation affiliate KTXL and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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