It reportedly turned into a bleak weekend for Super Cup.
Authorities say a helicopter crash in California’s Mojave Desert left six people dead, reportedly on their way to Las Vegas to attend the Super Bowl.
Six people are believed to be dead after a helicopter crash in Nevada
Shortly after the crash, which occurred around 10 p.m. local time on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] informed the public that the affected helicopter was a Eurocopter EC130 with six people on board.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department informed local media that the helicopter took off from Palm Springs Airport around 8:45 p.m. Friday. His intended destination was Boulder City, Nevada, before the tragic crash.
Boulder City is located about 26 miles from Las Vegas. The accident happened near Nipton, California, along the California-Nevada border near Halloran Springs Road.
Rainy weather was reported at the time of the crash. Despite efforts by authorities to search for survivors, none have been found so far. Also, no victims have been identified at this time. In a statement addressing the next steps in the unfortunate situation, the FAA shared:
“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.”
National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] told Fox News Digital that its investigators will arrive at the scene of the crash on Saturday to begin their investigation. As a spokesperson for the agency revealed, “They will document the scene and examine the aircraft. The aircraft will then be returned to a secure facility for further evaluation
Inside the NFL’s Super Bowl
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are set to meet again in the NFL championship game, Super Bowl LVIII, in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 11.
The Chiefs, the reigning Super Bowl champions and the game-winners against the 49ers four years ago, are led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce.
Kelce has attracted attention not only for his outstanding performances on the field, but also for his well-known relationship with singer Taylor Swift. So fans expect to see a full field on Sunday.
The 49ers, on the other hand, are quarterback-led Brock Purdy, who has faced a lot of criticism for his perceived lack of skill. However, he proved the doubters wrong with consistently impressive stats and clutch performances, helping the team secure decisive victories.
In addition, running back Christian McCaffrey is having an outstanding season, setting new records for both the franchise and the league with his outstanding performance on the field.
Super Bowl LVIII is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, marking the first time the city known as the entertainment capital of the world, or the stadium opening in 2020, will host the annual championship .
time further revealed that the game will be nationally televised by CBS and can be streamed on Paramount Plus as well as through the NFL Network app or website.
Similarly, Nickelodeon will air an exclusive production aimed at children, featuring presenters such as screen favorites Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.
While anticipation for the Super Bowl is rising thanks to the matchup between the Chiefs and 49ers, the halftime show has also caught everyone’s attention. And it’s not hard to see why as music icon Usher, real name Usher Raymond IV, is scheduled to entertain the crowd at the Las Vegas venue for approximately 13 minutes.