Pair rescued from Hunua’s after aircraft crash

On Tuesday 9 January, at 6.30pm, Auckland Westpac Helicopter crew were tasked to the Hunua Ranges to assist with the search and rescue of two patients, passenger and instructor, when their aircraft was downed in dense bush.

The crew helped locate a man in his late teens and a woman in her 20s and they were winched out, fortunately both just suffering minor to moderate injuries. Neither patient required an airlift to hospital.

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