October 1, 2014
EL DORADO COUNTY, CA - The FAA and NTSB are investigating a helicopter crash on the Rubicon Trail in El Dorado County.
About 1PM Friday, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible helicopter crash on the trail. Deputies assigned to the trail patrol arrived on scene and verified a downed helicopter near the area of Buck Island Lake, which is about seven miles from Loon Lake. This area is only accessible by modified four-wheel drive vehicles, helicopters or hiking.
A sheriff's sergeant says four people were on board; two have what are described as non-life-threatening injuries and were flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. The other two walked away from the crash without serious injuries.
There is no word yet why the helicopter crashed.