Helicopter crash outside Fermont leaves two injured

Ty Dunham
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A pilot and one of three passengers aboard a helicopter sustained injuries after a crash approximately 35 miles south of Fermont, Que., Wednesday evening.

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According to accident investigator Andre Turrene of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the Airbus AS350 B2 was picking up three Hydro Quebec workers after completing maintenance on a telecommunication tower.

He said it appears strong northerly winds caused the pilot to lose control.  

The pilot received a fractured collarbone and a passenger sustained a fractured leg. The other two passengers were not seriously injured, said Turrene. 

Another helicopter in the vicinity was able to provide assistance within minutes, evacuating them from the aircraft and transporting them to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital in Labrador City.  

ty.dunham@tc.tc

Organizations: Hydro Quebec, Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital

Geographic location: Labrador

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