Two helicopters collided mid-air killing 4 individuals Monday on Australia’s Gold Coast tourism vacation spot, officers stated, with photographs displaying one of many plane’s rotors mendacity on a sand financial institution.
Three different persons are in a essential situation, police stated.
One helicopter lay flipped over on the sand a number of toes from the shore. Its rotors lay a brief distance away, photographs from public broadcaster ABC confirmed.
The opposite chopper seemed to be largely intact on the accident scene, which is close to the favored Sea World marine theme park.
A vivid yellow rescue helicopter had landed on the sand close by, its rotors spinning, photographs of the aftermath confirmed, as scores of rescuers unfold across the space.
A number of police and rescue vessels stood by simply off the sandbank strewn with the wreckage of the 2 plane.
“These two plane, when collided, have crash landed, and landed, on the sandbank simply out from Sea World resort,” Queensland police service performing inspector Gary Worrell instructed a information convention on the scene.
“Because of that, 4 individuals have misplaced their lives at present,” he stated. “Three others are essential in hospital.”
Australia’s transport security bureau launched an investigation into the incident, which it described as a “mid-air collision”.
Investigators have been anticipated to reach shortly to look at the wreckage and map the positioning, in addition to get well parts for examination, it stated in a press release.