Minor injuries in helicopter crash northwest of Brandywine Mountain | Squamish Chief

Minor injuries in helicopter crash northwest of Brandywine Mountain

Third major accident for Blackcomb Helicopters since 2018, according to Transport Canada

Please note, an earlier version of this story erroneously included information before we verified it with Transport Canada. We should not have published the unverified information and we apologize to Blackcomb Helicopters for having done so."

The pilot and passengers of a Blackcomb helicopter sustained minor injuries in a crash this week northwest of Brandywine Mountain, police confirmed in a release.

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Whistler RCMP was notified Monday, Feb. 24 that a helicopter had crashed in the Callaghan Consrvancy earlier in the day. At about 12:40 p.m., the Blackcomb Helicopters aircraft rolled over while landing in the backcountry. The pilot and passengers were all able to exit the aircraft with only minor injuries reported.

The helicopter was completely totalled in the crash.

Transport Canada is investigating the incident, the third major accident for Blackcomb Helicopters dating back to 2018, according to an incident report.

Transport Canada notes the company has been involved in six other incidents in 2019, including the two other crashes.

Earlier this month, the company announced the hire of a new GM as it looks to expand its operations. It has also added three new Bell 212 helicopters to its fleet in the past two years.

A spokesperson for Blackcomb Helicopters was unavailable for comment until Friday, Feb. 27.

Pique will update this story once we hear back.

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