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Further to the accident involving two pilots

Milford Sound Flights Media Update

3pm 2nd August

From Jeff Staniland – CEO Milford Sound Flights

Further to the accident involving two of our pilots this morning we can advise the following:

• The pilot who was sent to Queenstown Hospital has since been transferred to Dunedin by helicopter

• We are waiting on medical confirmation as to the status of both pilots but it is our understanding they were both in a conscious state.

• In respect of the circumstances we will be suspending our commercial operations this weekend.

• The accident occurred during a training flight – with no passengers on-board.

It’s been a difficult day for the team and their families here at Milford Sound Flights. Our thoughts are with our pilots at this time.


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