Tuesday , September 28 2021

A rescue helicopter lands in Wellington Park after a mechanical failure



The Westpac Rescue helicopter had to land at Kelburn Park after an unknown mechanical problem.

Ross Giblin

The Westpac Rescue helicopter had to land at Kelburn Park after an unknown mechanical problem.

A rescue helicopter was forced to make a precautionary landing in a Wellington public park after an unknown mechanical problem.

A spokesman said Life Flight Westpac’s helicopter encountered a “technical problem during flight” early Sunday afternoon.

The helicopter landed preemptively at Kelburn Park.

The pilot, paramedic and a third crew member were on board at that time.

The helicopter is waiting for the engineer's assessment.

Ross Giblin

The helicopter is waiting for the engineer’s assessment.

The helicopter landed safely and no passengers were injured.

Engineers were called in to inspect the helicopter before it could be moved.


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