Sighting of Helicopter Wreckage in Fiordland
Title: Sighting of Helicopter Wreckage in Fiordland
At about 4pm today (21 November) Southland Police were advised that people on a sightseeing helicopter flight over the Hollyford Valley in Fiordland had spotted what appeared to be the wreckage of a helicopter in the Humboldt Creek area.
Police personnel from Queenstown flew into the area in the early evening to confirm the sighting and were able to complete a limited investigation at the scene.
An Invercargill Police Search and Rescue Team assisted by an Alpine Cliff Rescue Team from Queenstown is travelling to the site mid-morning tomorrow (Thursday 22 November) with the aim of identifying the helicopter and conducting a scene examination.
Police say it is too early to speculate about the identity of the helicopter or its passengers but say that they hope to have more information later tomorrow.