The accident was initially reported just before noon about 1,000 feet below the summit.
As per the article, Federal Aviation Administration said for an unknown reason a Robinson R-44 helicopter made a hard landing on Mount Baldy.
Four people were on board the helicopter at the time of the incident. Three suffered injuries considered as minor and the fourth occupant declined medical treatment.
The FAA added that the tail of the helicopter was significantly damaged upon impact. Records showed the helicopter had a valid flight status and was registered to November Alpha LLC, based out of Newark, Delaware.
Meanwhile, a statement released by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department described the crash site as 100 yards west of the Los Angeles-San Bernardino County line. The helicopter reportedly did not appear to be leaking any fuel.
The investigation is ongoing.
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