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.