LOS ANGELES — Three people were killed and two others were injured when a helicopter crashed onto a house in Southern California on Tuesday, police said.
Four people were aboard the helicopter when it slammed into the home in Newport Beach, in Orange County about 40 miles south of Los Angeles, just before 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET), said Jennifer Manzella, a Newport Beach police spokeswoman.
A bystander on the ground was also involved, Manzella said, adding that it wasn't immediately clear whether the bystander was among the dead. The two surviving victims were rushed to a trauma center, she said.
Update: 5 persons involved, 4 in helicopter and one bystander on the ground. Confirmed 3 fatalities.