Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board will be investigating after a helicopter went down in the Mackenzie Mountains last week.
Around 11:30 am on Thursday, Norman Wells RCMP received a report of a helicopter that had gone down in the Mackenzie Mountains, near mile 110 Canol Trail, south of Norman Wells.
A Sahtu Helicopter Bell 407 was transporting 6 passengers in the mountains. According to the report, the pilot made a “forced landing” and all on board survived. Two people were transported to Stanton Regional Hospital for medical treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The pilot and remaining passengers did not appear to be injured.
Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board have been advised and will conduct their own investigation. The RCMP will assist the investigation as required, as there is no criminality at this time.
An earlier version of this story reported that three people were transported to the hospital. The RCMP later sent out a revision stating that “two (2) persons were transported for medical treatment, not three (3) as stated in the press release”.