Monday, January 28, 2013

Robinson R44: Helicopter crashes near Fox Creek, Alberta, Canada

FOX CREEK, AB. - Around 10 pm Sunday, RCMP received a call about a downed helicopter near Fox Creek. RCMP, Fox Creek Fire Department and the department of National Defence conducted a ground and air search.

About seven hours later, officials discovered the wreckage in a very large wooded area north of the Berland River and south of the Alberta News Print Company (ANC) haul road.
 

The lone pilot had not survived the crash.

His name and the company he was working for is not being released at this time, as next of kin is being notified.

Monday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSBC) deployed a team of investigators to the site of crash.

According to the TSBC, the crash involved a Robinson R44 helicopter.

The team is gathering information about the circumstances leading up to the crash.
 

Global News has been in contact with the Charter company that owned the aircraft.

The company is preparing a statement to be released later Monday afternoon.

The Transportation Safety board has been contacted and is attended the scene of the crash.

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