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Helicopter crashes in darkness and thick fog on the way to Anzac Day commerations in Wellington, New Zealand...
Three people are dead after an Air Force Iroquois crashed in dark and foggy conditions north of Wellington
An Air Force helicopter has crashed in farmland in Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, killing three people.
The Iroquois was en route from Ohakea to Anzac Day commemorations in Wellington.
Local woman Pamela says she thought something was wrong when she heard the helicopter flying over. She says she hears helicopters overhead quite often, and was worried when she realised how low the blades of this one were. Pamela says rescue helicopters are circling the area, and as she was speaking, she was walking down her farm track to see if she could help in any way.
Another local woman can see the crash site, which is a few hundred metres from her home in Pukerua Bay.
She says it looks as if the aircraft went straight into a hill, and it is now hardly recognisable.
The crash happened in darkness and thick fog.
There is one survivors, who is critically injured and was taken to hopital.
Apparently there was no fire when the aircraft went down.
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