Four Dead, Three Injured in Mid-Air Collision Between Two Helicopters Near Seaworld on Australia’s Gold Coast

Tuesday, four people died and three were critically injured in a mid-air collision between two helicopters near seaworld on australia’s gold coast. the four fatalities were all passengers in the same helicopter, while the other aircraft made an emergency landing and its six passengers suffered only minor injuries. the crash occurred near a tourist strip known as main beach, about 75km south of brisbane.
the incident happened during the peak tourist season in the region, with children on their summer breaks. the crash occurred as one aircraft was taking off and the other was landing, according to queensland police. they have closed seaworld drive, the main access road to the marine park, and urged motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area while first responders inspect the scene.
the australian transport safety bureau (atsb) has deployed investigators from brisbane and canberra to gather evidence, examine the wreckage and interview witnesses. atsb chief commissioner angus mitchell has asked eyewitnesses who saw the collision or the helicopters in flight to contact investigators. a preliminary report is expected to be released within the next six to eight weeks, with a final report to follow once the investigation is complete.

By Evey Lovelace

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