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Light Plane Crash: Poolburn Reservoir, Central Otago

Poolburn Reservoir, Central Otago.

Light Plane Crash

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 4:35pm


Police, Fire and ambulance are responding to a light plane crash in Central Otago near the Poolburn Reservoir. The New Zealand Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a emergency locator beacon activation at the same time one of the passengers made contact with the emergency services.

The first police officer on the scene reported that there were 3 persons with serious injuries.

The location of the plane is in a remote area near a small rural airstrip, which is making it difficult for services to access by vehicle. The rescue helicopters from Dunedin and Queenstown are assisting.

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