6 people presumed dead after helicopter crashes in California's Mojave Desert en route to Las Vegas area

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Six group are presumed dead aft a chopper collapsed successful nan California conception of nan Mojave Desert connected Friday, authorities say.

The clang happened astatine astir 10 p.m. Friday section time. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Fox News Digital that nan chopper was an Eurocopter EC130, and that six group were connected board.

The clang happened adjacent Nipton, California, which is correct on nan California-Nevada border, eastbound of Interstate 15, adjacent Halloran Springs Road, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department told section outlets that nan chopper departed Palm Springs Airport astatine astir 8:45 p.m. connected Friday. It was en way to Boulder City, Nevada earlier it crashed. Boulder City is astir 26 miles distant from Las Vegas.

There was reportedly rainy and snowy upwind astatine nan clip of nan crash.

Authorities person been searching for survivors, but nary person been found. No victims person been identified.

"The FAA and nan National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate," a connection from nan FAA read. "The NTSB will beryllium successful complaint of nan investigation and will supply immoderate updates."

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The NTSB told Fox News Digital that its investigators will get astatine nan segment connected Saturday.

"They will archive nan segment and analyse nan aircraft," an NTSB spokesperson explained. "The craft will past beryllium recovered to a unafraid installation for further evaluation."

Fox News Digital reached retired to nan San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for much information, but has not heard back.

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