Seven killed in New Zealand helicopter crash

Wellington, Nov 21 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Saturday in a helicopter crash at New Zealand’s Fox Glacier.

The helicopter wreckage was located in a crevasse on the glacier, but rescuers were unable to reach due to the difficult terrain, Radio New Zealand reported.

Operator, Alpine Adventures said the single-engine Squirrel helicopter took off from the Fox and Franz Heli Services base on a scenic flight.

The victims comprised the pilot and six passengers.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

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