Multi-fatality helicopter crash in Calabasas

Multi-fatality helicopter crash in Calabasas

Multi-fatality helicopter crash in Calabasas 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Jan. 26, 2020

Investigators from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner (DMEC) are currently at the scene of a multiple fatality helicopter crash in Calabasas.

On Sunday morning, the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a call of an aircraft crash located in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. When authorities arrived at the mountainside area, they found no survivors in the fiery helicopter wreckage.

At this time, personnel from DMEC's Special Operations Response Team (SORT) are recovering the bodies of the people who died in the crash.

Additionally, investigators are working on confirming the identities of the helicopter occupants. Their names will be released following official verification and notification to their next of kin.

Updates about the IDs of the decedents and their causes of death will be posted on the website as soon as they become available.

All future media inquiries can be sent to pio@coroner.lacounty.gov.

 

Media Contact:

Sarah Ardalani

Public Information Officer

(323) 343-0783

sardalani@coroner.lacounty.gov