Two helicopters have collided near a marine theme park in the Australian state of Queensland, killing 4 other folks and leaving 3 others seriously injured.
The mid-air collision, simply outdoor Sea World at the Gold Coast, took place at round 2pm native time when the park would had been busy with households playing the summer time faculty vacations.
Initial data urged probably the most helicopters were commencing and the opposite were touchdown once they collided, Queensland Police Acting Inspector Gary Worrell stated.
He thanked individuals of the general public who had been a few of the first at the scene, including that the positioning – a sandbank – had made get admission to tricky.
“One airframe had the windscreen removed and it has landed safely on the island, the other airframe had crashed and it was upside down,” Mr Worrell stated.
“Members of the public and police tried to remove the people and they commenced first aid and tried to help these people to safety.”
Janey Shearman, from Queensland Ambulance Service, stated 13 other folks were at the two helicopters.
The 3 other folks seriously injured had been affected by “multi-system trauma”, whilst six other folks with minor accidents – principally from the affect of the glass – had been additionally taken to health center.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell stated investigators would start arriving on the scene in a while to appear into what had took place.