Helicopter crashes at NZ glacier

Helicopter crashes at New Zealand glacier

  • 21 November 2015
  • From the section Asia

map

A helicopter has crashed in New Zealand, with the fate of seven people believed to be on board still unknown, officials say.The country's Rescue Co-ordination Centre says helicopters have been sent to the crash site at Fox Glacier.A mountain rescue team will then be winched down to the site along with a paramedic.The glacier, on the remote west coast of South Island, is visited by thousands of tourists each year.The helicopter that crashed is believed to be a Eurocopter "Squirrel" operated by local firm Alpine Adventures, the New Zealand Herald website reports.

In 2010, nine people died when a plane carrying skydivers - which was heading to Fox Glacier - crashed shortly after take-off.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd><img>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Image CAPTCHA