Helicopter Crashes in El Dorado County

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police lightsEL DORADO COUNTY—

A helicopter has crashed in El Dorado County, according to Sargent Chris Felton of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. today on the Rubicon Trail. A patrol arrived on scene and verified a crashed helicopter near Buck Island Lake, which is around 7 miles from Loon Lake. The crash is in a remote area that is difficult to access by driving.

The helicopter appears to be owned by a company called Heli-Flite Inc. It was apparently flying in to drop off supplies for the Jeepers Jamboree off-roading event.

Three people were reported to have been hurt. The pilot was with Heli-Flite, and the other two people were with the Jeepers Jamboree. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot was taken to the hospital.

Greg Cotta and Ian McDonald filed this report.

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