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Labrador helicopter crash injures pilot

November 28, 2011  By CBC News

Nov. 28, 2011, Wabush, N.L. - A 54-year-old pilot was injured early Saturday morning after the helicopter he was flying crashed near the Wabush airport.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said they were notified of the crash just before 9 a.m.

The RNC said the pilot was the only person on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

Police said the pilot was sent to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital in Labrador City where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

"Additionally, a 30-year-old male, who was working on a drilling site approximately 1500 metres away from the crash, was also conveyed to the hospital for medical assessment," said a release issued by the RNC.


Both individuals have since been released from hospital.

The helicopter, owned by Quebec company Heli-Boreal, went down about 9 kilometres west of the Wabush airport near Rose Lake.

A spokesperson from Heli-Boreal told CBC News Saturday the pilot has a broken arm and said the incident was not caused by a mechanical failure.


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