Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashes leaving several injured

A helicopter belonging to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department crashed into the Angeles National Forest, near the San Gabriel Dam. CBS Los Angeles reported that the helicopter was on its way to provide medical assistance for a victim of a crash in the area.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter crashes leaving several injured

All crew members who were injured were taken to the hospital with different injuries. They are all in stable condition, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated Saturday night during a press conference. Dr. James Kim from the Pomona Valley Medical Department stated that some crew members had broken bones.

The aircraft's occupants were a pilot, copilot, two paramedics and a crew chief. A UCLA doctor was also riding along.

LACFD stated that the helicopter originally intended to rescue the person, but that he was taken to the hospital by ground crew with minor injuries.

Villanueva stated that the helicopter was trying to land when it experienced a malfunction. This caused a hard landing, which led to a rollover.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. According to CBS Los Angeles, the helicopter was a Eurocopter AS 332L1 Super Puma helicopter.


 

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