Two helicopters collided over a beach in Australia on Monday, killing four people on board one and injuring three others in the accident. Police gave this information. After the accident, a helicopter landed safely near Main Beach on the Gold Coast. This place is 45 miles south of Brisbane in the state of Queensland.
Acting Inspector Gary Worrell of the Queensland State Police told a news conference that it appeared the two helicopters collided near SeaWorld Park in Main Beach on the Gold Coast’s North Beach when one helicopter was flying. One was taking off and the other was landing.
One helicopter landed safely while the debris of the other was spread far and wide. According to the police, it is difficult to reach there. The deceased and the three injured were in this helicopter. An eyewitness named John told Melbourne radio station 3AW that SeaWorld staff heard the crash.
The authorities have closed the ‘Seaworld Drive’ road leading to the spot. Near it is ‘Seaworld Park’. The Queensland Ambulance Service said police and paramedics were at the scene. Gold Coast, one of the favorite tourist destinations of the country, is very crowded during the holidays.
Angus Mitchell, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, said the cause of the accident was being investigated. The Queensland Ambulance Service previously said an investigation was underway after 13 people were injured.