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BLAIRMORE:  A helicopter crash in the Crowsnest Pass Friday morning caused extensive damage to the aircraft but, the pilot and four passengers suffered only minor injuries.

The incident happened 70-kilometres north of Coleman at the The Gap forestry fire base along Highway-40. The chopper owned by Mustang helicopters of Blackfalds, was transporting forestry workers when it developed mechanical failure during a planned landing. 

The pilot managed to control the craft but over-shot the landing pad and the chopper came down on its right side in a field east of the highway.

The pilot and passengers were take to Crowsnest Hospital as a precaution but were able to be treated and released.

The Transportation Safety Board and Occupational Health and Safety expect to investigate.



Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 4/21/2014 3:52:34 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News -- Photos courtesy Crowsnest Pass RCMP
 
 
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