Four people have died believed to have been part of a family after a helicopter crash in northern Alberta on New Years Day

Spirit River RCMP said the officers were dispatched after they were sent on Jan. Received the call from an emergency transmitter on January 1, from an area near Grande Prairie, Alta

An ELT helps rescue workers find aircraft and people in distress after an aircraft hits the site

RCMP said in a press release on Saturday that the transmitter signal had come from a Robinson R44 helicopter, a common design

The crashed helicopter was in a farm field in the Birch Hills County area, northeast of Grande Prairie

“It appears to be a family of four,” said Sgt Shawn French on Saturday. “I know the helicopter was privately owned. The exact nature of their journey is unknown”

RCMP did not have any information on the age or gender of the victims, but said that two adults and two people under the age of 18 were involved

Officials said Saturday they had secured the crash scene and are awaiting the arrival of Nav Canada and Occupational Safety and Health investigators

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Helicopter crash

World News – CA – 4 dead after the helicopter crash on New Years Day in Northern Alberta

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7551675/helicopter-crash-grande-prairie-alberta/