“Thank god my son wasn’t working on the helicopter today,” is all Tulita Mayor Rocky Norwegian could say on Thursday, after a chopper crew made an emergency landing in Norman Wells, NWT.
The crew on the helicopter are part of the team doing remediation work on the historic Canol Trail, across the Mackenzie River from the town and oil fields of Norman Wells.
“I can’t say much, just that there was an emergency landing, and the crew are at the health centre,” Norwegian told CKLB.
One person said he had a sore back.
Sources confirm an emergency landing happened in Norman Wells, NT before noon today. The crew on the chopper were working with the Canol Trail clean-up. No fatalities, one person was complaining about back pain. They are being observed at the community health centre #CKLB pic.twitter.com/1K6IHd3OwG
— Josh Campbell (@NorthernLefty) July 19, 2018
The Canol Trail is a busy spot these days, with the annual Youth Leadership Hike commencing yesterday.
Crews are currently doing cleaning up work between Mile 108 and Mile 81.