UPDATE @ 2:05 P.M,: Hydro One has confirmed a helicopter that crashed near Tweed today was registered to the company.
In an email statement spokesperson Nancy Clark says the company “will do everything it can to assist our employees and their families who have been affected in any way” and will provide counselling and support services.
The company also says “the safety of our employees is paramount” and the appropriate oversight organizations have been notified.
Names of the victims have not been released, as families are stilling being notified.
OPP have confirmed four people were killed in a helicopter crash near Tweed today.
Tweed firefighters, paramedics, Centre Hastings OPP, ORNGE Air Ambulance and the CFB Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre were all called to the scene, at 1221 Upper Flinton Road, just before noon.
Kim Clayton lives on property near where the chopper went down and says the aircraft had been flying in the area daily, for about two weeks, with crews working on power lines in the area.
We’ll update the story as more details are available.
— OPP East (@OPP_ER) December 14, 2017
At approximately 12 pm, Ornge was requested to respond to a helicopter crash near Tweed, ON. An Ornge air ambulance landed on scene, however, we did not transport any patients. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the crew on board.
Media: Please contact OPP for info.
— Ornge (@Ornge) December 14, 2017
We are deeply saddened to confirm an incident involving one of our helicopters in the Tweed area has resulted in four employee fatalities. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families & colleagues at this time.
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) December 14, 2017