by Carmine Gemei

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — Four crew members were injured and transported to hospitals following an Airlink helicopter crash at the Christmas Valley Airport in Lake County Wednesday evening.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Daniel Tague confirmed the crash happened at 5:24 p.m. on Wednesday, and all four crew member were still alive as of Lake County Sheriff’s Office press release at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday night.

Tague said the Airlink helicopter was in the process of landing at the Christmas Valley Airport to pick up a patient when it crashed.

He said they did not have any leads on what could have caused the crash.

Tague said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have started an investigation into the crash and are currently on their way to Christmas Valley.

This is a developing situation and News 10 will provide additional details as more information becomes available.