LOMA, Colorado (AP) — The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports that authorities say at least two people were aboard a helicopter that crashed about 6:10 p.m. Saturday into the Colorado River near Loma.
The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances near Highway 6, exit 15. Allen Kenitzer with the Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft is as a Xenon Gyroplane.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
Loma is located just northwest of Grand Junction.
The Daily Sentinel reports that the crash site is not easily accessible, so another helicopter has been dispatched to ferry personnel back and forth from the scene.
First-responders told the newspaper that two fishermen witnessed the crash, rushed to the helicopter and pulled at least one victim from inside.
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