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One Dead Following Helicopter Crash In Santa Paula

Courtesy NBCLA

One person was confirmed dead when a helicopter crashed in Santa Paula Friday morning, fire officials said.

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One Dead Following Helicopter Crash In Santa Paula. Photo Courtesy of NBCLAAuthorities responded to reports of a chopper down in the 900 block of Corporation Street, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

The search area was located about two to three miles from the Santa Paula Airport near Highway 126.

Power lines were taken down and a small brush fire was reported near the crash site, fire officials said. The unidentified chopper crashed in a dry river bed, according to a statement from Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Branding on the chopper indicated it belonged to the company Channel Islands Helicopters. Based out of Oxnard Airport, the company offers tours along the Pacific coast from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. 

Santa Paula firefighters assisted in the search.  

Details surrounding the crash were not immediately available.

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Article: One Dead Following Helicopter Crash In Santa Paula
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Dale Fairclough