The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees identified the biologist killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning as Kristina Norstrom.
Norstrom and the pilot died at the crash site north of Fort McMurray. One other biologist survived
"Our union sends its deepest sympathy to the family of Kristina and to the family of the pilot who was killed along with her," said Erez Raz, AUPE vice-president. "We’re pleased to hear Simon Slater, who survived the crash, is doing well in hospital."
Norstrom and Slater worked as biologists for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
Investigators from the Transportation Safety Board are now travelling to the crash site.