https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/208227 ... d-in-crash
No news on the identity of the crew.....
Service in Nanaimo on Saturday.
Over $20K raised for son of pilot killed in helicopter crash near Campbell River
By Emily Lazatin
The victim of a fatal helicopter crash in Campbell River is being remembered as a caring and devoted mother.
“She was an amazing person… her son was her whole life,” said Roger Jamieson.
Jamieson was a friend of Karen Coulter, a 46-year-old woman from Nanaimo who died in a helicopter crash near the Campbell River airport on Oct. 1.
Coulter was a pilot and a single mom who left behind one son.
“She’s so caring and so giving, always happy and always upbeat,” Jamieson said.
A pilot himself, Jamieson has started an online trust fund for Coulter’s son through a GoFundMe page.
“Money isn’t ever going to replace what [her son] lost, but hopefully it gives him some opportunity to pursue his dreams in the future,” said Jamieson.
He said hopefully her son could use it for anything he might need, including an education.
As of Oct. 10, the fund had raised more than $20,000.
Coulter was one of two pilots in the helicopter when it went down, the second pilot survived.
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The crash site is right next to some power lines, but the article doesn't mention that and there was no indication that they hit them.
Pretty weak report. I gather there was some failure in communication between the pilots during a critical handover and control was lost. Instead of dropping the a/c down, it looks like they tried to recover and ended up in a worse spot.
There is little to no crashworthiness built into those type. They are cheap though.