TSB examines helicopter wreckage in fatal crash near Campbell River
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:50PM PDT
The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed on Vancouver Island has now been moved to a hangar in Richmond, B.C., for further investigation.
A spokeswoman for the Transportation Safety Board says a team of investigators spent Monday at the crash site about three kilometres west of Campbell River.
One of two people in the Robinson 44, single-engine helicopter died when the aircraft crashed in heavy bush on Sunday.
The three safety board investigators assisted the coroner at the site, recorded the wreckage and prepared it for the move to Richmond, where it will be examined to determine if mechanical failure played a part in the crash.
The spokeswoman says the flight path, pilot's control and weather will also be considered during the investigation.
She says a full investigation could be ordered if the examination in the hangar fails to identify why the helicopter went down.