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Helicopter crash kills four in California

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Helicopter crash kills four in California

A helicopter crash in Colusa County, California, killed four people Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to reports of a helicopter crash at approximately 1:15 p.m. near the town of Colusa. The crash site was near Highway 45, approximately 70 miles from Sacramento.

Authorities found the bodies at the site of the crash and declared the passengers dead on arrival. Authorities believe there were only four passengers on board. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

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The cause of the disaster has not been identified, according to Colusa officials. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

"Once on scene, investigators will begin the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft," NTSB spokeswoman Jennifer Gabris told CNN. "Part of the investigation will be to request radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, airplane maintenance records, and the pilot's medical records."

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"NTSB investigators will look at the human, machine, and environment as the outline of the investigation," Gabris added.

The helicopter was reportedly a Robinson R66 with a Rolls-Royce engine.

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