Atleast four people have been confirmed dead after the helicopter they were riding speedily dropped from the sky and crashed into a field.
The crash occurred on Sunday, August 1, in a remote area of Northern California.
According to the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, the Robinson R66 chopper crashed at 1:15 pm about 65 miles northwest of Sacramento.
Onyxnewsng gathered from KCRA report that deputies and Sacramento River Fire officers are said to have found the four passengers still inside the helicopter after it crashed. They were all declared dead at the scene and have yet been officially named.
Walt Seaver, who owns the tomato farm where the helicopter crashed, said he didn’t see any smoke as the helicopter came down.
The cause of the crash is presently unknown, and the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will work together to find out exactly what happened in the lead-up to the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration has said it is investigating the cause of the tragedy.