Three people have died in a ski-helicopter crash in Northern BC. Northern Escape Heli Skiing has confirmed that three people died when their aircraft crashed into the mountains near Terrace. The incident happened around 4 pm on Monday.
“The guests who ski with us and the staff who work with us each season are part of our family,” John Forrest, president and general manager of Northern Escape Heli-Skiing, said in a statement.
“It is impossible to put into words the profound grief we feel and the sorrow our guests and staff share. We hope you will respect the privacy of those impacted at this extremely difficult time.” Forrest confirmed three fatalities but said more information will be coming soon on the incident.
The company has contacted HeliCat Canada’s Critical Incident Stress Management team, which will be deployed to support those involved in the incident. According to BCEHS, four people have been transported to the hospital in critical condition.