CTV News Helicopter Crashes, Cameraman Killed

By Andrew Gauthier 

Toronto Star

Backfiring as it fell out of the sky, a sputtering helicopter snagged power lines before striking the ground and exploding into flames Wednesday in rural Quebec.

CTV cameraman Hugh Haugland, 44, and pilot Roger Belanger, who was in his 60s, died when the chopper went down just outside the Laurentian town of Mont-Laurier, northwest of Montreal.


The crash came as local residents were busy cleaning up a day after a powerful tornado hammered the village, ripping roofs from the tops of buildings and blowing out windows. More…