No survivor in Bell 206 helicopter crash

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.

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