Investigations are going on by the Authorities, following a fatal helicopter crash on Tuesday afternoon
The helicopter contracted by PG&E crashed near Fairfield after the chopper struck a high-voltage line, killing all three passengers.
Solano County sheriff’s officials confirmed on Tuesday night confirmed that the
three people who were passengers in the helicopter doing contract work for PG&E died in the crash.
PG&E confirmed that at around 1 p,m, the helicopter struck 115,000-volt power line near Fairfield and crashed.
The helicopter caught fire after crashing, Gregor said.
A plume of smoke was visible rising from the crash area for several hours. Cal Fire said a fire caused by the crash spread to about five acres and has since been put out.
At around 3 p.m., a power-line serving 38,000 customers was de-energized at request of Cal Fire. According to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, the outage was ongoing.
Cal Fire said a water tanker truck responding to the area to help battle the fire rolled, causing minor injuries to the fire personnel on the vehicle.
PG&E is working to restore power to customers, but heat in the area is causing delays. A spokesperson for the utility said power was restored to all customers impacted by 8:21 p.m.
The FAA and NTSB will investigate the incident.
Lyon Road is currently closed in both directions with no ETA for reopening.