Two dead in Helicopter Crash in Courchevel

The aircraft came down shortly after 5 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon. Three other people were injured, one seriously. NEW

The accident happened between between Lac Rosière and Dent du Villard at an altitude of  1,900m.

It was a civilian helicopter and the authorities were alerted by an eyewitness.

According to local media, the helicopter belongs to a Courchevel businessman, Patrick Lepeudry.

A spokesman for the Savoie regional government said the civilian helicopter took off from Courchevel at 3.41pm local time.

We will bring you further details as we receive them.

An investigation is underway by the Albertville prosecutor.