Helicopter carrying 7 people crashes in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A helicopter carry seven people has crashed on a New Zealand glacier, and authorities say they are still trying to reach the scene to assess whether there are deaths or injuries.

Maritime New Zealand says the helicopter crashed Saturday on Fox Glacier, a popular tourist spot. The agency says a rescue helicopter is flying to the crash site and would winch down a paramedic to assess the situation.

Tourism companies regularly fly visitors onto the scenic glacier so they can view it up close. It isn’t immediately clear if the helicopter that crashed was carrying tourists.

 

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