Ontario premier says the government is investigating the death of a woman who fell from a helicopter
Posted On June 19, 2021
The provincial government has opened an investigation into the death in Niagara province of a 27-year-old woman who reportedly fell from the helicopter during an operation in the Champagne region on Thursday, Premier Kathleen Wynne said.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said the ministry was aware of the situation and was in contact with the coroner’s office.
Wynne said the provincial investigation is not focused on whether the woman’s death was caused by the helicopter accident, but on whether there were any other causes.
The spokeswoman said the investigation was ongoing, but the government did not believe that any other injuries were related to the incident.
The woman, who was not identified, was flown to hospital in Niagara and is in stable condition.
The helicopter crash happened at a remote area in the region of St. Catharines near the town of Saguenay.
A spokeswoman from the Niagara Regional Police said there were three helicopter crew members on board, which was not immediately clear.
The pilot and two passengers were injured and taken to hospital, said spokeswoman Sarah Heneghan.
Heneghan said police and paramedics were on scene, but she did not know if any people were being treated for shock.
“There was no evidence of any trauma on the person,” she said.
She said there had been reports of the helicopter landing on fire, but that no injuries were reported.