Six people were onboard a helicopter when it went down in a crash near the California and Nevada border in eastern San Bernardino County. Unfortunately, no survivors were found, as reported by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The Eurocopter EC 130 went down near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve at approximately 10 p.m. according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The crash site was located to the east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs Road.
The helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company named Orbic Air. However, details regarding the cause of the crash have not been immediately made available.
The crash is a tragedy, and our thoughts go out to the families of those affected. Local authorities and the FAA will likely continue to investigate to determine the cause of the crash.
Unfortunately, helicopter crashes are not uncommon and are often caused by a number of factors, from mechanical failure to pilot error. The investigation into this crash will likely take time as authorities work to determine what exactly happened.
In the meantime, it serves as a reminder of the risks involved in air travel and the importance of thorough safety measures in place for all aircraft. We hope to learn more about the cause of this tragic incident as the investigation progresses.