Sighting of Helicopter Wreckage in Fiordland
Title: Sighting of Helicopter Wreckage in
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.
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