Four dead, three critical after horror helicopter collision near Sea World
Two helicopters have collided and then crashed into the Broadwater off Sea World on the Gold Coast. The pilot who lost his life after a collision between two Sea World tour helicopters on the Gold Coast on Monday has been identified as Ashley Jenkinson, a respected figure in the aviation industry.
Mr Jenkinson, who worked as a chief pilot at Sea World Helicopters, and three of his passengers were killed in the incident, while an additional three passengers - a woman and two young boys - were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.
The occupants of the second helicopter, which managed to land safely on a sand bar, suffered relatively minor injuries.