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Fatal Plane Crash

MEDIA RELEASE
Date: 29 January 2005
Time: 6:10 pm

Fatal Plane Crash

A light aircraft has crashed in the Queenstown area, killing both people on board.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Wellington detected an emergency locator beacon signal just after mid-day and tasked a rescue helicopter out of Queenstown to track down the beacon.

The helicopter located the crashed aircraft, a single engine Cessna 172 at around 1:30 pm this afternoon. Unfortunately, neither of the occupants survived the crash.


Medical staff and the Police are at the scene.

ENDS

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