News

All okay after chopper crash in Gold River

Nootka Sound RCMP investigate a chopper crash in Gold River. The pilot and three fallers were able to walk away from the crash with minor injuries. - Facebook
Nootka Sound RCMP investigate a chopper crash in Gold River. The pilot and three fallers were able to walk away from the crash with minor injuries.
— image credit: Facebook

Four people escaped with minor injuries after a helicopter crashed just after takeoff Wednesday morning in Gold River.

"Reports indicate that the helicopter was attempting to take off from a local helicopter air base when it suffered possible mechanical issues. The helicopter crashed a short time after take off, suffering a hard landing on a nearby parking lot," said Const. Peter Koutougos of Nootka Sound RCMP in a news release.

The chopper, owned by Black Tusk Helicopters, took off around 7:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

On board were three fallers who were being taken to a logging operation.The trio, plus the pilot were taken to hospital for further examination and treatment.

Transport Canada is investigating the crash.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, August 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.