A helicopter crash on Wednesday evening, north east of the town Drayton Valley has claimed the life of the pilot of the aircraft.
Staff Sergeant Brian Jones of the Drayton Valley RCMP says that police were called to the scene just before 7 p.m. The crash location was 1 Km south east of the Drayton Valley airport in the area of Range Road 73 and Township Road 494. When police, Drayton Valley Fire Service and Emergency Services arrived, they found a single engine helicopter had crashed in a farmer’s field. There were no other injuries reported on the ground and no property damage reported to police as a result of the crash.
The helicopter pilot was the only occupant of the chopper. The flight originated at the Whitecourt airport and was supposed to end at the Drayton Valley airport. The name of the deceased pilot or further details about him are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada are expected to be on the scene on Thursday to begin their investigation into the crash.
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