One person is missing after helicopter crashes on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

One person is missing after a helicopter crashed into the ocean Monday on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB confirmed the helicopter went down around 2 p.m. PT in the area near Killam Bay, at the entrance to Jervis Inlet, around 40 kilometres north of Sechelt, B.C.

The aircraft was being used for heli-logging, according to the TSB.

Only the pilot was on board.

The coast guard, JRCC and RCMP are continuing the search on Tuesday.

A TSB spokesperson said the agency is “gathering information” on the crash but it hasn’t deployed investigators.

“We are awaiting further information from first responders,” Chris Krepski said in an interview Tuesday.

Krepski said the helicopter was a Kaman K-MAX aircraft, which is designed to lift more than half its own weight and has been used commercially for logging since the 1990s.

RCMP are expected to release more details later Tuesday.

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