NZ Chopper crash

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

On October 28,at 3;20 pm, a Mayday was declared when a Helicopter Line Aerospatiale AS 355 Ecureuil was landing and crashed into another of its own helicopters which had landed during a scenic tours.

There were seven people aboard at the time of the landing. The pilot, his six passengers and five passengers from the helicopter that was struck were all injured.

The pilot was landing near Tyndall Glacier in Mt Aspiring National Park.

Twelve injured were taken to Queenstown airport, including the pilot, who was later transferred to Dunedin Hospital.

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