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Update re Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay - Kaweka Range

15 June 2018 –

Update re Helicopter accident Hawke’s Bay - Kaweka Range

Sadly the man in his 40’s who was in a critical condition in Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, has died as a result of injuries sustained from the helicopter crash.

The family have asked us to release the below statement on their behalf.

“He was a hugely loved husband, father and brother, and much loved by all his wider family and friends. His death is a tragic loss not only to his family but the wider farming community, and to all those who knew and loved him”
The family have requested privacy from the media so they can be left to grieve.

One male, in his 40’s, remains in a serious but stable condition.

One male, in his 30’s, remains in a serious but stable condition.

As previously advised two other men were assessed by St John upon arrival at Bridge Pa Aerodrome by rescue helicopter, and did not require hospital treatment.

No further information can be provided, and the families have asked for privacy at this time.

ENDS

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