Officials have confirmed that all the three people aboard a Bell 206 helicopter that crashed Tuesday in California died.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter crashed near Lyon Road and Soda Springs Road in Fairfield.
The people were in a contractor helicopter and working for PG&E when the helicopter came into contact with a 115 kilovolt power line and crashed around 1 p.m., PG&E said.
When the helicopter crashed, it sparked a “large-scale” fire, the sheriff’s office said, according to KCRA.
The fire then spread to surrounding vegetation, igniting a 7-acre grass fire, Cal Fire said. The grass fire has been contained.
Over 38,000 PG&E customers were affected by a power outage related to the crash.
However, power was restored to all customers by 8:45 p.m.
Officials with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the helicopter crash.
On January 26, 2020, a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, around 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, en route from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport.
It killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, baseball coach John Altobelli, along with five other passengers, and the pilot.
Everyone on the helicopter was killed.