Three killed in Canadian chopper crash

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:40 hrs

Toronto, Sep 11 (IANS) Three people were killed when a helicopter, operating with the Canadian Coast Guard research icebreaker Amundsen, crashed into the Arctic Ocean Monday.

The Canada-built Amundsen, which recently departed from Resolute, an inuit hamlet, in Cornwallis Island in Nunavut's high Arctic region, was at sea on a research voyage, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

The crash occurred in the McClure Strait, about 600 km west of Resolute, at 8 p.m. ET Monday when the helicopter was back from a reconnaissance mission on the state of the ice in the area, said official sources.

The bodies of all the three crew members on board were later recovered from the site.

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