Pilot dead after helicopter crash at mine in northern B.C., company confirms

Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. said pilot believed to be killed in the crash

A pilot is dead after a helicopter crash near a mining site in rural northern B.C.

Aberdeen Helicopters Ltd. confirmed to The Terrace Standard that the pilot was killed in a crash on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and that the helicopter was destroyed. The company said that the pilot – who has not been identified – was in the area supporting a mine exploration drill project at Nickel Mountain, owned by Garibaldi Resources Corp.

The mine is roughly 250 kilometers north of Stewart.

“No words can console the pain for bereaved family who have lost their loved one to this tragic event, or express the deep sadness of losing a friend and co-worker,” said Steve Regoci, president of Garibaldi Resources.

“On behalf of Garibaldi management and the entire exploration team of professionals and camp personnel, we offer our support, our prayers and our deepest sympathies to family members.”

Those details have not been confirmed by police. RCMP said in a news release that they will release further information as it becomes available. At this time, the weather conditions or events that may have led to the crash are unknown.

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