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Sacramento County Sheriff's helicopter makes emergency landing near Rancho Cordova | Update

Two deputies were on board when the helicopter made the emergency landing but no injuries have been reported, according to the Sacramento Metro Fire District.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento County Sheriff's Office helicopter made an emergency landing near Rancho Cordova, officials said.

The helicopter experienced mechanical issues before making the emergency landing near Grant Line Road and Douglas Road Sunday, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District told ABC10. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said it happened during normal patrol operations. The sheriff's office originally described the incident as a crash, but has since updated it to an "emergency landing."

Two deputies were on board the helicopter, but no injuries were reported, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire.

“The two deputies on board, one of them has 25 years on the department… that one has been assigned to the Air Operations Bureau for 10 years. The other has been on the department for 19 years and has been assigned to air operations for five,” said Sgt. Amar Gandhi with the sheriff's office.

In a statement, the FAA said that they will be responding to the scene along with the NTSB.

"A Eurocopter EC120 crashed in a field in Rancho Cordova, Calif., around 2:30 p.m. local time today under unknown circumstances. Two people were on board," the statement said. "The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates."

The FAA expects to post a preliminary incident report by Monday. Officials said there was also no gas leak following the crash.

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