Helicopter crash in Northern California leaves at least 4 people dead

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Four people have reportedly died after a helicopter crashed into remote area of Northern California on Sunday.

Officials say the Robinson R66 chopper crashed at around 1.15pm in Colusa county.

It has been reported that four passengers were found inside the helicopter and declared dead at the scene.

Their identities have not yet been made public.

The Federal Aviation Administration said: "A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed around 1:15 p.m. local time today in a remote area in Colusa, Calif.

"Preliminary reports indicate four people were on board.

"The FAA will release the aircraft tail number when investigators verify it at the scene.

"The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents."

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