Two Helicopters Collide Over Australia Written 3 January 2023


A crashed helicopter on Gold Coast, Australia, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Two helicopters collided Monday afternoon over the Australian coast. | Credit: Associated Press–©

The AP reports that two helicopters “collided in an Australian tourist hotspot Monday afternoon, killing four people and critically injuring three others in a crash that drew emergency aid from beachgoers enjoying the water during the southern summer.” One helicopter “was taking off and the other landing when they collided near the Sea World theme park in Main Beach, a northern beach on the Gold Coast, Gary Worrell, Queensland state police acting inspector, said at a news conference.” One helicopter “landed safely on a sandbank, but debris from the other was spread across an area police described as difficult to access.” The dead and “three most seriously injured people were all in the crashed helicopter.” The pilot “was killed and three of its six passengers.”
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