Pilot killed after chopper crashed during a mission to drop water on the California Hills wildfire

A chopper putting out fires in central California smashed on Wednesday morning, killing the pilot. The bound chopper slammed in western Fresno County during a crucial task to drop water on the Hills that had out of control fire tearing through the locale.

The helicopter smashed around 10 a.m. nearby time, making a new wildfire. The reason for the accident wasn’t promptly clear. The airplane slammed around 11 miles south of the New Coalinga Municipal Airport.

The pilot was the only one on the chopper. The Hills fire began on Saturday and was seething across 1,500 acres on Tuesday night.