Flying a helicopter in NZ? Bad idea!
Posted by te2ataria on April 30, 2016
More reasons why you should bring your family to Godzone!!
A person was killed and another critically injured after yet another helicopter crash just east of Lindis Pass in Central Otago today.
“The man who is injured has abdominal injuries and is critical,” St John Ambulance spokesperson Andy Gray said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11631448
For a comprehensive listing of helicopter and plane crashes in NZ, or those involving Kiwi pilots, search blog content.
Seven foreigners, including six tourists, were killed in a helicopter crash on Fox Glacier late last year:
- Mitchell Paul GAMEREN, 28 [originally from Holland?] Queenstown (Pilot)
- Andrew VIRCO, 50, Cambridge, UK
- Katharine WALKER, 51, Cambridge
- Nigel Edwin CHARLTON, 66, Hampshire, UK
- Cynthia CHARLTON, 70, Hampshire
- Sovannmony LEANG, 27, New South Wales, Australia
- Josephine GIBSON, 29, New South Wales
Other News in Drips…
Rapist abducted, tortured 22-year-old victim before violating her
A 40-year-ole male accused of kidnapping, torturing and raping a woman who was jogging on Whangarei’s popular Hatea Loop Walkway has been remanded in custody, police said. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-arrest-and-charge-40-year-old-man-after-vicious-attack-young-female-jogger
Air NZ flight in lockdown after passengers and crew fall ill
Flight NZ281 from Singapore landed at Auckland Airport this morning, but remained on the tarmac while a biohazard inspection unit [decontaminated the plane?] http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/79475337/Air-New-Zealand-plane-on-lockdown-after-passengers-fall-ill
NZ rental properties all “methed-up”
Meth testing for rental properties are exponentially rising. “In three months 44 per cent of Nelson properties they tested returned positive results.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/79423702/Meth-testing-for-rental-properties-on-the-rise