UPDATE: Two people were killed and four others injured in a helicopter crash near Purden Ski Hill this morning
“There was a total of six people on board the aircraft at the time of the incident; regrettably, two of the individuals did not survive the crash,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Our Victim Services unit is currently working with the families of the deceased, providing ongoing support. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased in their time of mourning.”
The aircraft involved was privately owned and had been chartered to do some flights in the area. Further information is not available.
The Transportation Safety Board is currently en route to the crash location and RCMP will remain at the scene until such time as their investigators arrive to take conduct of the investigation. The B.C. Coroner’s Service will be conducting their own, parallel investigation.
Emergency crews are responding to a helicopter crash near Purden Ski Hill.
The call came in at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“Our initial information indicates there were multiple people on board the aircraft,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. We are asking that anyone driving past that area today remember to give emergency crews plenty of room to work if they are on the highway, by slowing down and moving over and to obey flagger signals.”
Details of this incident are still being gathered. More information may be made available as it comes in.