Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes near Coalinga, FAA & NTSB to investigate

COALINGA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) –A pilot was killed after a helicopter involved in firefighting operations crashed Wednesday morning near Coalinga, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A Bell UH-1 helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances 11 miles south of New Coalinga Municipal Airport around 10 a.m., said Ian Gregor, FAA spokesman. The helicopter was confirmed to have … Continue reading Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes near Coalinga, FAA & NTSB to investigate