01 December 2011

Sad Day for Salt Air...

The wreckage of a helicopter has been found after it went missing last night surveying a large scrub fire, which has destroyed three homes, in Northland. The helicopter, with two crew on board, disappeared last night. The helicopter - owned by Salt Air, of Kerikeri, and believed to be a light single engine Eurocopter Squirrel - was about 350 metres off the coast when it disappeared.

Sadly the bodies of the pilot and passenger have been found after this sad helicopter crash involving Aerospatiale AS 350BA Squirrel ZK-IMB. My sympathy and prayers go out to the families and the workmates from Salt Air and the Department of Conservation



Aerospatiale Squirrel ZK-IMB at Ardmore on 4 May 2011. Photo : W Grant

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