3 injured after helicopter responding to Fairview Fire crashes


RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. – Three people were injured after a helicopter crashed in Banning Saturday evening. 

The Riverside County Fire Department responded just before 4 p.m. to a helicopter incident near the Banning Airport.

Officials say the helicopter was assigned to the Fairview Fire and crashed while landing at the airport.

Three people, a pilot and two fire personnel, sustained moderate injuries. All three were extricated from the helicopter and transported to a local trauma center.

The helicopter crashed while attempting to land at the airport.
The helicopter crashed while attempting to land at the airport.
Fox News
A group of firefighters at the scene of the Fairview Fire inside the San Bernardino National Forest near Hemet, California on September 9, 2022.
A group of firefighters at the scene of the Fairview Fire inside the San Bernardino National Forest near Hemet, California on September 9, 2022.
Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images



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