NEWS RELEASE · 3rd June 2012
Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board are continuing their investigation into Friday's fatal helicopter crash west of Terrace, BC. Improved weather conditions Saturday allowed TSB, BC Coroner and RCMP investigators on to the site after avalanche technicians were able to remove some of the dangerous pack snow above the wreckage.
With the assistance of Terrace Ground Search & Rescue and the Terrace Fire Department the bodies of all three occupants were recovered and transported back to Terrace. Police have identified the three men, but are not confirming their identities until all of the families have been notified.
Authorities say conditions at the wreckage site remain dangerous and that during recovery efforts a small slide was encountered. The site and wreckage are now in the hands of the Transportation Safety Board who are continuing to remove the wreckage from the site.