A Huntington Beach Police helicopter crashed in Newport Beach on Saturday evening, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot.
The department has grounded all other helicopters for the moment:
“We need to have the current aircraft inspected to make sure there’s nothing wrong…we’re going to pull those in — they won’t fly until we do the inspection,”Source
These line of duty deaths are incredibly tragic, especially when they are preventable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Officers and the department.