Two dead after mid-air plane and helicopter collision

February 17th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin  

Wellington, Feb 17 (DPA) Two people were reported to have died when a small plane and a helicopter collided in mid-air near the New Zealand capital, Wellington, Sunday. The collision happened near a small airfield at Paraparaumu, 50 km north of the capital, which is mainly used by light aircraft and gliders.

The two victims were in the helicopter. The pilot of the twin-engine plane, which narrowly missed a house when it crashed into a residential street, was pulled from the wreckage seriously injured, Radio New Zealand reported.


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