Four dead as two helicopters collide in Australia

STORY: Two helicopters collided mid-air on Australia's Gold Coast on Monday (January 2) leaving at least four people dead.

Three others were taken to the hospital in a critical condition.

The crash took place close to Sea World Resort Australia.

Police said one of the helicopters managed to land safely on a sandbank, but the other crashed.

Gary Worrell is Queensland Police Acting Inspector:

“Our initial inquiries it would appear that one has been taking off and one has been landing. At this stage, it’s my understanding that with the seven people that are injured are from just one helicopter, and all the others are still injured. But, obviously, further inquiries are being conducted.”

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has launched an investigation into the accident.