Helicopter crash: four dead as air ambulance crashes near McFarland, California – TomoNews

Published on December 12, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA — Four people died when a medical helicopter crashed on its way to hospital in Southern California on Thursday.

The helicopter was traveling with four people on board from Porterville airport to San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield, a 10-minute flight, NBC News reported.

There was dense fog and heavy rain in an area with overhead powerlines.

A search began at around 7:30 p.m., after the Fresno County Communications Center lost contact with the…

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