09/02/2015 12:21 EDT | Updated 09/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Provincial police investigating helicopter crash near Sept-Iles, Que.

SEPT-ILES, Que. — Rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of a helicopter crash on Quebec's North Shore.

Five people were reportedly aboard — four passengers and the pilot — but their condition is unknown.

The helicopter belonged to a private firm and crashed today about 40 kilometres north of Sept-Iles, Que., in a heavily forested area not accessible by road.

Provincial police say the plane departed Sept-Iles airport this morning and they received a call about the crash at 9:45 a.m.

Firefighters and paramedics managed to get to the site by helicopter.

Provincial police and the Canadian Armed Forces were also heading to the site.



The Canadian Press