Date: August 01, 1977
Time: 12:36
Location: Encino, California
Operator: Private KNBC Los Angeles
Flight #: ?
Route: Burbank - Santa Barbara
AC Type: Bell 206B JetRanger
Registration: N4TV
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, 48, crashed in Balboa Park on the way back from covering a news story on a brush fire in Santa Barbara. Francis Gary Powers was famous for piloting the U-2 spy plane in 1960 that was shot down by the Russians and caused a major political crisis for President Eisenhower. Powers was a helicopter pilot and newscaster for KNBC in Los Angeles. Power's cameraman was also killed. The helicopter apparently ran out of fuel.

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