Mike Fournier Killed in Coalinga Helicopter Crash Wednesday Morning

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Mike Fournier Killed in Fresno County Plane Crash near New Coalinga Municipal Airport

Mike Fournier Killed in Fresno County Plane Crash near New Coalinga Municipal Airport

Fresno County, California – The pilot who was killed in a Fresno County helicopter crash while assisting to fight a wildfire Wednesday morning has been identified as Mike Fournier, 52, according to a local news source.

The pilot was the only one on board when the Bell UH-1H helicopter crashed at around 10 a.m. August 19, nearly 11 miles south of the New Coalinga Municipal Airport.

According to authorities, Fournier was on a water-dropping mission in fighting the Hills Fire when the helicopter crashed for unknown reasons.

Fournier died in the accident.

Rescue crews located and collected Fournier’s body at around 8:30 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the crash.

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