Australia helicopter collision could have seen many more deaths, officials say

January 3, 2023 5:07 pm

[Source: BBC]

A mid-air collision between two helicopters in Australia could have seen many more deaths.

A British couple and two Australians died in the crash today near Sea World on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Three others – including two children – were seriously injured.

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The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Officials say it happened less than 20 seconds after one helicopter took off from a sandbar and collided with another aircraft that was landing.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the country had been left shocked by the “terrible and tragic incident”.