helicopters

Lakes District Air Rescue Trust is flying on funding fumes. The lower South Island's helicopter rescue service recorded a surplus of just $15,000 last financial year on a turnover of $2.3 million. While the trust has cash reserves and community support, its...

Crash ‘epidemic’

A Queenstown helicopter pilot whose son died in a Robinson crash last year has slammed the chopper maker after a "worldwide epidemic" of crashes. Louisa 'Choppy' Patterson's son James, 18, and pilot Stephen Combe, 42, died on a flight in...
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