4 killed in New Year’s Day helicopter crash in northern Alberta

EDMONTON — Four people are dead after a helicopter crashed in a northern Alberta field on New Year’s Day. 

Spirit River RCMP say they responded to a call from an emergency location transmitter in the Birch Hill County area, about 100 kilometres northeast of Grande Prairie.

Officers found the Robinson R44 helicopter crashed in a farmer’s field. All four occupants were killed in the crash. 

Mounties have secured the area and are awaiting investigators from Nav Canada and Occupational Health and Safety to arrive.

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