Home > News > Helicopter Crash in Wanaka Yesterday morning a Wanaka based R22 helicopter on a private flight crashed at 1500 metres on Homestead Peak, a 2020 metre peak in the Aspiring National Park north west of Wanaka.The weather at the time appeared favourable for flying.
Mr Wallis was reported overdue on Saturday afternoon, when the Robinson helicopter he was flying disappeared from tracking systems shortly after takeoff from Wanaka Airport.. Wreckage has been found on the shore of an island in an arm of the lake. Home > News > Helicopter Crash in Wanaka Yesterday morning a Wanaka based R22 helicopter on a private flight crashed at 1500 metres on Homestead Peak, a 2020 metre peak in the Aspiring National Park north west of Wanaka.The weather at the time appeared favourable for flying. Wanaka's Wallis family has been struck by a second helicopter tragedy in less than three months. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into the crash of a helicopter with one person on board at Lake Wanaka in Otago today. Our local knowledge, as well as strong family traditions, makes Alpine Helicopters the ideal partner for all of your scenic and commercial helicopter needs. See reviews and photos of the best helicopter tours and rides in Wanaka. ... the cause of the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Mr Wallis is unlikely to be known for 18 months. A helicopter crash in Wanaka claimed the lives of three people, including two DOC workers and pilot Nick Wallis, whose brother died in a helicopter crash in July. Wanaka's Wallis family has been struck by a second helicopter tragedy in less than three months. Share this. Mast bumping was a factor in one fatal helicopter crash near Wanaka earlier this year, and clothing flying out an open door was a factor in a second. Here you will discover the unmissable World Heritage landscapes of Fiordland. Book effortlessly online with Tripadvisor! At Aspiring Helicopters we offer introductory Wanaka flights, snow and glacier landings and popular flights around Mt Aspiring or Mt Cook.Our signature helicopter flights will also take you to Milford Sound.
Central Otago police said they presumed Mr Wallis is dead and they were now focused on returning his body to his family.
Pictured is the wreckage of the Hughes 500. Pilot Nick Wallis and two Department of Conservation staff perished in a helicopter crash near Wanaka Airport. Our team of skilled Kiwi pilots specialise in scenic helicopter flights to the stunning Southern Alps and beyond. Jun 5, 2020 - Check out the top Wanaka helicopter tours. Wanaka Helicopters is a family owned and directed flight training school and commercial helicopter operator. Conducting scenic, commercial, charter and training flights year round in Wanaka, New Zealand. Get ready for take off and soar over Wanaka as you take in all the breathtaking scenery below.