2 Survive Helicopter Crash North of Sacramento

— (02-04) 16:15 PST Sacramento, Calif. (AP) —

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says both people aboard a construction helicopter survived when the chopper crashed in a field north of the capital city.

The department says the male pilot and female passenger walked away from the crash reported at 2:23 p.m. Friday near Elverta. Both individuals were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The helicopter was helping with construction of electrical towers in the rural area. No one on the ground was injured.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sharon Chow says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Neither she nor the FAA immediately had the identities of those on board. No information has been released on what caused the crash.