6 People wouned after LASD Helicopter Crashes in the Angeles National Forest

LASD Helicopter Crashes updates: Six people on board an LA County Sheriff’s Department helicopter suffered a variety of injuries after it crashed in the Angeles National Forest Near Azusa Saturday, the LA County Fire Department said.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:56 p.m. near Highway 39 and East Fork Road as the LASD Air Rescue 5 helicopter was responding to the call of a car crash on Highway 39.

The crew crashed before arriving to the car crash patient. The car was later towed off the mountain. [Read Also: Slow-Speed Police Chase Through Wilmington Ends in Standoff]


The aircraft, which is usually used for rescue operations, landed just a few feet from a 200-foot drop, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a press conference Saturday.

“The fact that it did not roll off, go all the way down, or that there was no fire is nothing short of a miracle,” Villanueva said. “It was their turn to be rescued.”

This is the second helicopter crash in a month in Southern California.

Source nbclosangles

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