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Mounties at the scene of helicopter crash near community west of Edmonton


June 29, 2021
The Canadian Press


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EVANSBURG, Alta. — RCMP say a helicopter has crashed west of Edmonton.

Police say in a news release that their detachment in Evansburg received a 911 call shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday that an aircraft involved in firefighting efforts had crashed in a remote area near the community.

They say Mounties, firefighters, EMS and Alberta Wildfire staff are at the scene, which is west of Highway 22 and North of Highway 16.

Police say the location is not accessible by road.

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They say Transport Canada is investigating the crash, and further details are expected later today.

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