Minor injuries suffered after PG&E helicopter crashes on top of Donner Summit

PG&E helicopter crashes near Truckee

A PG&E helicopter carrying six passengers crashed on top of Donner Summit Tuesday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol in Truckee. 

CHP said only minor injuries were suffered by the six people involved and none were transported to the hospital. They added the situation could have been way worse.

The helicopter, which crashed near Kid Lake, was not involved in working the wildfires. 

PG&E released the following statement after the crash:

"The safety of our customers and employees are our top priority. Today, a helicopter conducting a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) inspection of PG&E hydro facilities when the helicopter rolled upon landing near Kid Lake in Placer County. All Passengers aboard are fine except for minor injuries. PG&E has made the appropriate notification of the incident and is working with the local first responders and investigators. Like any event involving an aircraft incident, the FAA and NTSB have been notified."

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