3 Dead After A Helicopter Hired By PG&E Strikes High-Voltage Line And Crashed

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.

Source: sanfrancisconews.com

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