Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, Kimberly Lynne Watzman, 45, and Brian R. Reichelt, 56, killed and two injured in helicopter crash into house on Egret Court in Newport Beach, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:33am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

Crews clean up near where a helicopter crashed into a house in Newport Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Police investigate the scene where several people were killed and others injured when a helicopter crashed into a home in Newport Beach, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Three people were killed and two injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in a suburban Southern California neighborhood just a few minutes after taking off, officials said. All four were among those killed or injured, and one person who was on the ground but outside of the house was also injured, Newport Beach fire and police officials said. The helicopter crashed into the house with such force that it was barely recognizable.

Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3 people

Authorities say three people are dead after a small helicopter crashed into a home near a Southern California airport. (Source: KABC/CNN) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said. The helicopter crashed into the house with such force that it was barely recognizable. Messages seeking comment from Revolution Aviation, which is based at the airport and operated the helicopter, were not immediately returned. Roger Johnson was doing some woodwork in his garage when he heard the sound of a helicopter and then a tremendous boom across the street. Johnson rushed to the wreckage and several people started to try to pull victims out of the helicopter.

3 Dead as Helicopter Crashes Into House in Orange County

The Newport Beach Police Department reported that four people were aboard the helicopter when it went down.

Authorities ID 3 Killed in Helicopter Crash Into Newport Beach Home

The aircraft had departed from John Wayne Airport on its way to Catalina when it crashed shortly after take-off, said National Transportation Safety Board Senior Investigator Joshua Cawthra.

People Involved: 
Joseph Anthony Tena
Kimberly Lynne Watzman
Brian R. Reichelt
Roadway: 
Egret Court

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