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4 dead in helicopter crash in Kern Coutny

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 01:52:48-05

Four people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in Kern County, Thursday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the company that was operating the helicopter reported the aircraft was overdue.

The helicopter was flying from Porterville Municipal Airport to Meadows Field Airport when the aircraft went missing at around 6:50 p.m.

Kern County Fire crews found a debris field near Sherwood Avenue and Highway 65 at around 9 p.m.

23ABC News in Bakersfield has confirmed that the helicopter was scheduled to go to San Joaquin Community Hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Jimmy Phillips.

23ABC crews reported that the area was filled with thick fog late Thursday night.