One helicopter appeared to have been taking off and the opposite touchdown after they collided close to the Sea World theme park in Major Seashore, a northern seaside on the Gold Coast, Gary Worrell, Queensland state police performing inspector, stated at a information convention.
One helicopter landed safely on a sandbank, however particles from the opposite was unfold throughout an space police described as troublesome to entry.
The lifeless and three most severely injured individuals have been all passengers within the crashed helicopter.
“Members of the general public and police tried to take away the individuals and so they commenced first support and tried to get these individuals to security from an airframe that was the wrong way up,” Worrell stated.
“(Folks on) Jet Skis, household boaters, strange members of the general public rushed to help these individuals.”
Passengers within the different helicopter, which misplaced its windscreen within the crash, are additionally receiving medical help.
Australian Transport Security Bureau chief commissioner Angus Mitchell stated an investigation into the reason for the crash was underway.
Queensland Ambulance Service stated earlier that 13 individuals have been being assessed for accidents.
The Gold Coast area is at its busiest in January, the height time for holidays in Australia’s summer season.