Loading articles...

Backcountry ski trip in Whistler ends with helicopter crash

Last Updated Feb 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm PDT

Mounties in Whistler say they were notified the helicopter crashed more than four hours after it happened. (Photo from Sea 2 Sky Backcountry Hooligans Facebook group)
Summary

Transportation Safety Board of Canada review is underway

Mounties in Whistler say they were notified about the helicopter crash more than four hours after it happened

The pilot and all passengers escaped with minor injuries

WHISTLER (NEWS 1130) – Everyone walked away from a helicopter crash in Whistler on Monday relatively unharmed.

Mounties confirmed the Bell 407 aircraft, operated by Blackcomb Helicopters, rolled over while landing close to Brandywine Mountain in the Callaghan Conservancy.

The pilot and all passengers escaped with minor injuries.

Dean Campbell, with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said a review is underway.

“It’s early at this point, and so what investigators are looking for is information that will help them decide how much this can advance transportation safety,” he added.

Campbell said it’s not clear why the helicopter couldn’t land safely or what lessons can be learned from this incident.

“It’s early. It’s quite preliminary right now and it’s a question of gathering that first batch of information to determine what’s next.”

Mounties in Whistler say they were notified about the helicopter crash more than four hours after it happened, at about 12:40 p.m.