Along with fire and highway closures, emergency personnel responded Tuesday afternoon o a helicopter crash atop Donner Summit
The crash occurred off Kidd Lakes Road about 3:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol incident webpage.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the the helicopter, operated by PG&E, struck a tree while trying to land near Kidd Lake in the Kingvale and tipped over on its side.
Brandi Merlot, a spokeswoman for PG&E, said six people were aboard the helicopter and none was seriously injured.
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The helicopter was under contract to PG&E and was being used to conduct routine inspections of company’s hydroelectric facilities in the area, as required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The helicopter, an AS350 model manufactured by Eurocopter, is owned by Helibro LLC based in Red Bluff, according to the FAA’s aircraft registry.
The FAA will investigate the crash.