AN LA Sheriff’s Department helicopter with six on board has crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains.
LA Fire Department said one was critically injured while two suffered moderate injuries and the remaining two had minor injuries.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva told the LA Times that all deputies “are in stable condition, sme more banged up than others, but thankful to be alive”.
The crash happened around 4.30pm PST as the Air Rescue 5 chopper was on its way to help other authorities at a car crash site.
Officials got a call that the chopper crashed near Highway 39 shortly before 5pm.
The chopper landed a few feed away from a 200-foot drop in the mountain, which Villanueva said was “nothing short fo a miracle”.
The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the crash.