LIVE: Everything we know so far about the Gold Coast helicopter crash
Updated: Jan 6
At least 4 people were killed when 2 choppers collided near Sea World.
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At least 4 people have been killed & 9 others injured after 2 helicopters collided near Sea World on the Gold Coast.
One chopper crashed while the other managed to safely land on a sandbank.
The victims have been identified as the following:
Ashley Jenkinson (40)
Diane Hughes (57)
Ron Hughes (65)
Vanessa Tadros (36)
Queensland Police say Vanessa Tadros' 10-year-old son Nicholas sustained critical injuries and was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Also travelling on the chopper that crashed were 33-year-old Winnie de Silva & her 9-year-old son Leon, both travelling from Geelong West in Victoria, who were transported to hospital with serious injuries.
She remains in a "critical but stable condition," and the boy's condition "remains stable".
The occupants of the helicopter that landed on the sandbank have been identified as the following:
Male pilot (52)
WA woman (27)
NZ man (44)
NZ woman (43)
NZ man (48)
NZ woman (45)
The people from New Zealand were all travelling together, with the 44-year-old and 43-year-old woman from one family and the 48-year-old and 45-year-old woman from the other.
All of them survived, with 5 of the 6 occupants sustaining 'minor' injuries related to glass shrapnel. The other was uninjured.
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