Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
Brits among 4 lifeless after  helicopters collide in mid-air near Sea World
Two helicopters crash in mid-air near Sea World

3 other folks are seriously injured (Image: EPA)

British persons are among 4 who died after helicopters collided in an Australian tourist hotspot.

Three other folks are severely injured after the tragedy close to the Sea Global topic park at Primary Beach at the Gold Coast.

One helicopter is thought to have been starting off and the other touchdown once they hit one another.

An FCDO spokesperson told Metro.co.uk this evening: ‘we are aiding the circle of relatives of 2 British nationals who died in Australia and are in contact with the local government.’

Their identities are not but known.

However tributes were paid to Ash Jenkinson, FORTY, chief pilot for Sea International Helicopters, who died along three passengers.

He has been remembered as ‘a legend’, who led efforts through the northern New South Wales floods closing 12 months.

The useless and three so much critically injured people have been all passengers within the helicopter that crashed to the ground. the other landed properly on a sandbank.

Witnesses desperately tried to assist the injured as particles lined an area that police stated used to be difficult to get right of entry to.

‘Contributors of the general public and police attempted to take away the people and so they started out first assist and attempted to get the ones people to protection from an airframe that was once upside down’, Mr Worrell stated.

‘(People on) Jet Skis, family boaters, peculiar members of the general public rushed to help those folks.’

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