Minor injuries in helicopter crash


Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office:


On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch received a call regarding a possible helicopter crash with reports that the helicopter was on fire.

Personnel from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Long Valley Fire Department, Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service, and Mono County Paramedics were on scene and confirmed that a helicopter had crashed on Pole Line Road, southeast of Mammoth Lakes, near Deer Springs Road. The two occupants to the helicopter were taken via helicopter, from Asplundh Construction Corp. working on some power lines in the area, to Mammoth Airport where an ambulance was waiting to transport them to Mammoth Hospital for evaluation. The two occupants sustained minor injuries from the result of the crash. The two occupants worked for Chesapeake Bay Helicopters, contracted by Southern California Edison.

The crash caused a small brush fire that is contained and burned approximately 1.5 acres. Fire crews stayed at the crash site over night for security of the area. Representatives from the NTSB and FAA will be arriving today to conduct a full investigation into what caused the crash.

Prepared and written by: Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

This helicopter is like the one that crashed.






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5 Responses to Minor injuries in helicopter crash

  1. Wayne Deja September 22, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Trouble……Not that good (2 trout in 3 days)…..the creek was REALLY low…Usually,Big Bend campground and Lee Vining Creek is THE BEST fishing spot I go to each season,but this is the first time I took my trip in late September.Already got another trip planned in 2013….only this time,it will be in mid-May…..Bridgeport creeks are even lower……

  2. Wayne Deja September 21, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I was at Lee Vining Creek this past Tuesday and Wednesday,at Big Bend Campground..The power company was installing power poles and using the helicopter on Poole Power Plant Road……Bet this is the same helicopter.

    • Mark September 21, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      You’re probably right Wayne,

      Any helicopter crash you walk away from is nothing more then a rough landing.

      They are very lucky!

    • Trouble September 22, 2012 at 9:00 am #

      More importantly Wayne, how was the fishing?

  3. Dingo September 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    I sure am glad they only received minor injuries, its too close to ski season to sustain major or even moderate injuries. I hope they can laugh and be thankful to be alive at this incident.


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