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One still in a hospital after the second Southern California helicopter crash in a month

Los Angeles, California – The second helicopter crash that happened in Southern California in less than a month was fortunately not fatal for the occupants on board.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crashed on Saturday shortly before 5 p.m. in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa near Highway 39 and East Fork Road while responding to a report of a vehicle accident.

At the time of the crash, six occupants were on board, including two deputy pilots, a deputy crew chief, two deputy paramedics, and a USLA doctor. All of them sustained injuries as a result of the crash, but fortunately, none of them were in critical condition.

One of the crew members is still hospitalized but most likely will be released soon.

The helicopter that crashed in the mountains is still there, but it will be towed away after authorities finish their investigation.

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.

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