Above image: RCAF CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopters.
This afternoon an RCAF CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopter was involved in an accident at 9 Wing Gander, N.L.
According to a media liaison spokesperson, six aircrew were on board.
“The six aircrew were onboard the CH-149 as it was conducting hovering maneuvers at the Gander airport prior to the accident.”
When the article was published, two members were currently in hospital receiving treatment. The four other members had been released and are with their Squadron members at this time.
The Directorate of Flight Safety has immediately launched an investigation.