Monday, September 5, 2016

Bell 206: Fatal accident occurred September 05, 2016 in Fox Creek, Alberta

A woman was killed and two others injured when a helicopter crashed Monday south of Fox Creek, Alberta RCMP said.

The Bell 206 chopper crashed at around 4:20 p.m. about 25 kilometres south of Fox Creek, said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Laurel Scott.

She did not know if the 44-year-old woman who died was the pilot or a passenger. The two other people on board went to hospital — one via ground ambulance and one by helicopter, she said.

Emergency Medical Services took a woman in critical condition to an area hospital from the crash site, said Alberta Health Services spokesman Korey Cherneski.

The Transportation Safety Board was sending two investigators to the crash site, and should have more information to release Tuesday, said agency spokeswoman Julie Leroux.

Leroux did not know Monday who owned the helicopter. The Bell 206 is a twin-engine, dual-blade chopper with a capacity for six passengers, according to the manufacturer’s website.

Fox Creek is 265 km northwest of Edmonton.


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