Helicopter crash caught on doorbell camera in front of California home

FRESNO, Calif. — A doorbell security camera captured the moment when a helicopter crash-landed in the front yard of a Fresno home.

According to The Fresno Bee, a surveying helicopter, believed to be a Bell 206B JetRanger, plummeted to the ground, clipping a home on its way down just before 10 a.m.

Police said the helicopter was performing a test run before falling to the ground.

Fresno Police Lt. Charlie Chamalbide told The Fresno Bee that the occupants “heard a pop” and “started losing altitude.”

Police found both men outside of the helicopter.

“They were both conscious and breathing and talking to us,” Chamalbide told The Fresno Bee.

The 47-year-old pilot and a 33-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries and were taken to Community Regional Medical Center.

According to KFSN-TV, the helicopter in the accident was a Bell 206B.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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