East Coast Disaster – Four killed in Australian helicopter crash


Two helicopters collided in mid-air near the Australian city of Gold Coast on Monday afternoon. One of them fell on a small sandbank in the sea, the other managed to land. The east coast disaster reportedly occurred near Sea World Marine Park in Main Beach, Queensland.

The Australian news agency AAP spoke of possibly three dead and two injured. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident, 9News station quoted the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). Authorities spoke of a “serious accident”.

Ambulance service: At least four dead
According to the QAS, the serious accident, which was initially claimed to have killed at least four people, occurred at 1:59 p.m. (local time). Three others – a woman and two young boys – are fighting their lives in hospitals, and four other people have been injured, it is said.

Debris rained down over the accident scene before one of the helicopters crashed heavily into a small sandbar, it said. The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) is already on the scene to investigate the cause of the accident.

Eyewitness: “There was a huge bang”
Photos showed how the debris was scattered on a sandbank in the sea. One of the helicopter pilots managed to land after the collision while the other helicopter crashed. An eyewitness told broadcaster 9News: “I don’t know exactly what happened, but there was a huge bang.”

Source: Krone


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