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Helicopter crashes into California home, killing 3

By Danielle Haynes

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A helicopter carrying four people crashed into a Southern California home Tuesday, killing three, emergency officials said.

The Robinson 44 aircraft hit the residence in Newport Beach, about 20 miles south of Anaheim in Orange County, around 1:50 p.m.

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Officers told KTLA-TV that no one on the ground sustained injuries, though KNBC-TV cited the Newport Beach Fire Department, which said two people were injured, presumably the fourth occupant of the helicopter and one person on the ground.

The crash happened about 1 miles southeast of John Wayne Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the cause of the crash.

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