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Two pilots injured in training flight incident

Media Statement: Jeff Staniland - CEO Milford Sound Flights

Two pilots injured in training flight incident

At around 9:30am this morning a Milford Sound Flights emergency locator beacon was activated from one of our planes on a training flight with two pilots on board.

Emergency plans immediately swung into action and the plane has been located in the Von Valley between Queenstown and Te Anau.

A number of support aircraft have been on site including the rescue helicopter.

We understand the two pilots are injured with one being transported to Invercargill Hospital and the other to Queenstown Hospital – outside of that we do not know the extent of their injuries.

We are keeping the families informed as we become aware of further information but at this point the incident is in the hands of the emergency services.

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