- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the only person aboard was killed when a helicopter crashed in Southern California.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the helicopter went down in a dry riverbed in Ventura County three miles west of the Santa Paula Airport at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

County fire spokesman Bill Nash says the two-seat private helicopter apparently clipped and downed power lines before crashing. A brush fire broke out that burned less than an acre before it was put out.

Nash says one person was found dead.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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