Four dead in Alberta helicopter crash

Four people were killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Alberta on Friday New Years Day.

The information was confirmed by the province’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) division on Saturday.

Police attended the crash site near the Alberta city of Grande Prairie after an emergency position transmitter from the Robertson R44 aircraft sounded an alert.

The deaths of the passengers were confirmed on the spot.

While the identity of the victims has not yet been made public, a spokesperson for the local police quoted by Global News explained that they could be members of the same family.

The causes of the crash were still unknown. An investigation was underway and the crash site was secured.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has announced that a team of investigators will be dispatched to the scene to gather information and assess the occurrence.

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