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Transportation Safety Board investigating after helicopter makes hard landing near Pitt Lake

The TSB is investigating an incident involving a helicopter that made a hard landing near Pitt Lake.
The TSB is investigating an incident involving a helicopter that made a hard landing near Pitt Lake. Shane MacKichan

The Transportation Safety Board says a helicopter made a hard landing after experiencing control issues near Pitt Lake on Sunday afternoon.

There were five people on board the Bell 206 LongRanger operated by Vancouver’s Sky Helicopters.

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The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria was contacted but said the company was able to dispatch one of its own choppers to bring the people back to the Pitt Meadows Airport, where a number of ambulances and a medevac helicopter were waiting.

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The company says passengers and crew are safe, and it’s working with Transport Canada to review the situation.

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Sky Helicopters bills itself as a company that offers sightseeing experiences and bucket-list adventures as well as service to the film industry.