Tourist helicopter crash within the Alps leaves three lifeless

A vacationer helicopter crashed within the Swiss Alps right this moment, killing three individuals and injuring one other three.

The helicopter, which had 4 vacationers, a mountain information and the pilot on board, slipped right into a slope on the Petit Combin mountain airfield, within the Swiss canton of Valais, round 9.25am native time.

The vacationers and their information had deliberate to go heli-skiing, which is off-trail, downhill snowboarding the place the skiers get to the highest of the mountain by helicopter, as an alternative of by way of a ski carry.

Police say slipped off the summit of the three,668-meter excessive mountain onto the north slope for causes at the moment unknown.

The nationality of the vacationers on board the helicopter is unknown and it has not but been revealed whether or not the three individuals who have been killed within the crash have been all vacationers. 

Police mentioned that two individuals might be rescued instantly and have been flown to hospital and {that a} third particular person was later discovered alive. The extent of their accidents just isn’t identified. 

The different three occupants of the helicopter have been recovered however pronounced lifeless. 

Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the reason for the accident.

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