Helicopter crash; Seaworld, Gold Coast: Fears people died after aircraft ‘collide’ near Broadwater


Three feared dead and up to 13 injured in horror crash between two helicopters near Sea World on the Gold Coast – as horrified witnesses watch aircraft smash into each other

  • Two helicopters collided and crashed near Sea World in the Gold Coast
  • The aircraft slammed into a sandbank with only wreckage remaining
  • Grave fears held for three people believed to be on board between two choppers

Three people are feared dead after two helicopters collided in mid-air near the Sea World theme park as horrified holidaymakers watched on.

Debris showered down over the Broadwater on the Gold Coast before the crippled aircraft spiralled into a sandbank about 2pm local time on Monday.

Emergency services rushed to the wreckage hoping to find survivors, but grave fears are held for all those on board – believed to be three in total.

Three people are feared dead after two helicopters collided in mid-air near the Sea World on the Gold Coast theme park as horrified holidaymakers watched on

Queensland Police and Queensland Ambulance confirmed multiple units were sent to the ‘aviation incident’ but had no more information.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport Duty captain Matt Fitzpatrick said three units were dispatched to the scene.

‘There are multiple helicopters involved and we do not know the state of those who were aboard,’ he said.

Emergency services rushed to the wreckage hoping to find survivors, but grave fears are held for all those on board - believed to be three in total

Emergency services rushed to the wreckage hoping to find survivors, but grave fears are held for all those on board – believed to be three in total

Witnesses expressed their shock at the mid-air collision – the last thing they expected to see on the last day of the end-of-year holidays.

‘Just witnessed two helicopters crash into each other at SeaWorld,’ Dang Nguyen said.

Others said watching the accident unfold was ‘beyond horrible’.

More to come. 

 

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