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.