Identities of three helicopter crash victims released

The BC Coroners Service have confirmed the identities of three males who were aboard a helicopter that crashed near Terrace on June 1, 2012.

The BC Coroners Service have confirmed the identities of three males who were aboard a helicopter that crashed near Terrace on June 1, 2012.

The three are: Peter Bryant, aged 44, of Terrace; Blake Erickson, aged 48, of Sicamous; and Arnaud Jolibois, aged 44, of Banff, Alberta.

The three were aboard an A-Star 350 helicopter belonging to Bailey Helicopters when it went down above the tree line on Sleeping Beauty Mountain a short distance west of Terrace at about 9 a.m. on June 1. All three were found to have died in the crash when Search-and-Rescue technicians reached the site later in the day.

The three were removed from the crash scene and flown to Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on the afternoon of June 2.

The crash is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service.

The families of the three deceased have been notified of their deaths.