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Pilot pronounced dead after helicopter crashes in Whitchurch-Stouffville

The pilot is dead after a helicopter crashed in Whitchurch-Stouffville Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Emergency services were called to Warden Avenue near Aurora Road at 2:20 p.m., police say

Police closed Warden Avenue after a helicopter crash in Whitchurch-Stouffville killed the male pilot Tuesday afternoon. (Grant Linton/CBC)

The pilot is dead after a helicopter crashed in Whitchurch-Stouffville Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Emergency crews were called at about 2:20 p.m. to the area of Warden Avenue and Aurora Road.

York Region firefighters had received information that a helicopter had some sort of mechanical issue, according to Const. Laura Nicolle, spokesperson for York Regional Police. Ground crews were unable to make contact with the pilot, and emergency crews began searching the area for the aircraft.

The pilot, who was the only occupant of the helicopter, was pronounced dead at the scene, she said.

Warden Avenue has reopened after being closed for the police investigation.

The Transportation Safety Board said it has deployed a team of investigators to the crash site.

A male pilot was the sole occupant of a helicopter that went down north of Toronto Tuesday afternoon. (Grant Linton/CBC)