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Mount Cook Airlines Flight Diverts to Palmerston North, New Zealand

Mount Cook Airlines flight NZ-5075 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Palmerston North, New Zealand, on April 9th.

The plane heading from Auckland to Nelson, New Zealand, was diverted due to an issue with the landing gear.

The plane landed safely. All 64 passengers and 5 crew members remained safe.

Helicopter Crashed on a Mountain in North Queensland

HelicopterA Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed on a big rock on Mount Cook, near Cooktown in north Queensland, Australia, on October 7.

Apparently, the helicopter got caught in a strong gust of wind which caused it to flip shortly after it took off about 12:45 p.m.

There were 6 people aboard the helicopter at the time of accident. One of them was airlifted to Townsville Hospital, while another man, aged 60, was taken to Cooktown Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 40-year-old passenger was also taken to Cooktown Hospital but was later discharged.

The other 3 people aboard remained uninjured.

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