Attackers hijacked the aircraft to Peeney, 70 kilometers from the crash site. The pilot managed to give the dispatcher a signal about the capture of the helicopter during the sightseeing flight, after which he did not leave for communication.
They managed to successfully overcome this distance, but for some unknown reason, the pilot failed to control, after which the aircraft collapsed to the ground.
As a result of the incident, three people were killed, were on board, another passenger, the helicopter was seriously injured. None of the people near the crash site were injured.
Onward: N911FA, a Bell OH-58, was attempting to park on Pad 2 at the Pasadena PD heliport, and N96BM, a Bell OH-58A, was on the ground adjacent to Pad 1 with its main rotor blades turning when the collision occurred. Pasadena PD operated both helicopters under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as public-use flights. Both helicopters sustained substantial damage.
The commercial pilot and two passengers of N911FA received minor injuries. The commercial pilot and tactical flight officer (TFO) of N96BM received minor injuries. Also, one person on the ground received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plans had been filed.