Jimmy Wasdin, Travis Shull, Roscoe Gray Killed in Helicopter Crash at Lyon and Soda Springs Roads
PG&E Contractors Hit Power Line in Fatal Fairfield Accident
Fairfield, CA (June 3, 2020) – Two PG&E workers and a pilot were killed in a helicopter crash in Fairfield. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of June 3 at Lyon and Soda Springs roads.
The Bell 206 helicopter crashed near the intersection after hitting a power line. All three people onboard were killed. Two have been identified as Jimmy Wasdin, 41, and Travis Shull, 29, both from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Both were working as contractors for PG&E at the time of the accident. The third victim was the pilot, Roscoe Gray, who had close ties to PG&E and the union.
The crash caused a power outage that lasted hours and affected more than 38,000 customers. It also caused a fire that burned 7 acres. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Jimmy Wasdin, Travis Shull and Roscoe Gray.