California suspect crashes helicopter they tried to steal: Police

A suspected thief crashed a helicopter while trying to steal the chopper at a California airport

The Sacramento Police Department said someone trespassed onto the Sacramento Executive Airport overnight and attempted to start four helicopters sitting on the tarmac, according to KCRA-TV. The person was able to start one of the helicopters. 

The chopper crashed and the suspect fled the area, police said. An image taken by local news outlets shows a helicopter on its side with the tail boom cracked and rotors smashed. 

The news station reported the helicopter is a Bell 407 heavy-lift helicopter that can be employed for various uses, including firefighting.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the police department and airport. No arrests have been made. 

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