Inquest into 2015 helicopter crash which killed seven people begins today

A Radio NZ article

A coroner’s inquest into one of the country’s worst helicopter crashes in recent times begins in Christchurch today.

Queenstown pilot Mitch Gameren, 28, and six tourists were killed when the Alpine Adventures’ helicopter he was flying crashed during a scenic flight over the Westland Tai Poutini National Park in November 2015.

Australians Sovannmony Leang, 27, and Josephine Gibson, 29, and British tourists Andrew Virco, 50, Katharine Walker, 51, Nigel Edwin Charlton, 66, and Cynthia Charlton, 70, were killed when the helicopter plunged into a deep crevasse.

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