Sicamous man killed in helicopter crash

Blake Erickson confirmed among dead in Terrace helicopter accident.

  • Jun. 6, 2012 12:00 p.m.

A Sicamous resident has been identified as one of three men who were killed last week in a helicopter accident near Terrace.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed Blake Erickson, 48, died on June 1 at 9 a.m. ,when the helicopter he was on, a Eurocopter A-Star 350, went down above a treeline west of Terrace on Sleeping Beauty Mountain. Accompanying Erickson was Peter Bryant, 44, of Terrace and Arnold Jolobois, 44, of Banff.

The helicopter belonged to Bailey Helicopters, and the three men were said to be out on a training flight. Bryant was a pilot and had been with Bailey for 11 years.

The weather was poor the morning of the crash and it was said to be raining and snowing in the area where the helicopter was flying.

The crash is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service.

Story includes files from the Terrace Standard.


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