64-year-old man dies in helicopter crash in Lefebvre

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64-year-old man dies in helicopter crash in Lefebvre

The helicopter crashed in a Lefebvre field.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed that&# x27;a 64-year-old man died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday in the municipality of Lefebvre, in the MRC of Drummond, in Centre-du-Québec.

The police were called to intervene around 12:40 p.m. near 238, 10e Rang. According to the SQ, the device would have exploded in flight before crashing on the ground.

According to preliminary information, the single-seat private aircraft had been in the air for a short time when it began to rapidly lose altitude, explains SQ spokeswoman Audrey-Anne Bilodeau. The pilot, who was unconscious when first responders arrived, was rushed to a hospital in the region.

His death has unfortunately been pronounced in the hospital, reports the SQ.

A perimeter has been delimited in order to investigate to understand the circumstances of the tragedy.

It was one of Gaston Manceau's colleagues, from the Durham-Sud Fire Department, who arrived first on the scene. Her daughter attended the event. He was in very critical condition, he confirms.

According to Gaston Manceau, the man, who has not yet been identified by the SQ, was well known and much appreciated by the community.

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The SQ is continuing its investigation to assess whether a criminal element could explain the crash. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has also been notified of the accident and is investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding this occurrence. [He will try to find out if] the crushing was due to poor handling or mechanical failure, explains Audrey-Anne Bilodeau.

With information from Jean Arel

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