Helicopter crashes at NZ glacier
Helicopter crashes at New Zealand glacier
- 21 November 2015
- From the section Asia
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.
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