BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – A helicopter carrying seven people succumbed to a tragic crash on Monday in British Columbia, Canada. The crash left three of the passengers dead and the other four gravely wounded.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated in a press release that the ill-fated copter was out for a heli-skiing adventure along with two others, each one carrying an unspecified number of passengers. The doomed vehicle lost its communication connection before crashing into a snow field. It was in a location so remote that it is only accessible by helicopter.
Rescue arrived for the four survivors when the other two helicopters from the trip were able to transport them to a different site where emergency responders were ready to attend to their serious injuries.
While law enforcement authorities have so far been silent about the identities of the victims, they have confirmed that the helicopters were the property of Northern Escape Heli-Skiing. This company specifically transports adventurous groups to isolated locations for ski trips.
In a public statement released on Facebook, the company recognized the fatalities confirmed by the police and revealed its commitment to providing any necessary assistance and support to those affected by this disastrous incident. John Forrest, president and general manager, mourned the deceased victims and requested the respect of privacy for those affected during this challenging time.
The crash site was located roughly 30 miles away from the city of Terrace, in British Columbia. The area is popular for its outdoor recreational activities, including skiing.
The authorities have yet to conclude their investigation of the accident, with the Transport Safety Board also participating in examining the circumstances of the crash.