Sheriff’s office: 4 dead in Colusa County helicopter crash

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COLUSA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A helicopter crash in Colusa County killed four people Sunday afternoon. 

The crash was reported by a Cal Fire engine going through the area, a few miles north of Colusa. First responders say it was a Robinson R66 helicopter. 

When they arrived at the scene, they said there were no survivors. 

“Didn’t hear or see a thing,” said Walt Seaver. 

Seaver lives a mile away. He says the crash happened in his tomato field. 

“We didn’t hear a thing. My brother who lives closer said the same thing,” Seaver said. 

He says he is saddened that a tragedy struck so close. 

“I have no clue who it is, regardless of who it is, it’s still a tragedy,” Seaver said. ”It will be a spot on our ranch that will be forever marked — I’m sure in our minds and hearts.”

Officials are investigating why the crash occurred. The National Transportation Safety Board is aware of the crash and told FOX40 they are sending a team to investigate Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration sent FOX40 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

This story is developing.

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