4 Britons, 2 Australians die in New Zealand glacier helicopter crash
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Four tourists from Britain and two from Australia are among seven people who died when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier, police said.
Rescuers on Sunday were working to recover the bodies from Fox Glacier, where the wreckage remained wedged in a crevasse. Police said in a statement the rugged terrain was making the operation “extremely challenging.”
Police named the victims as Britons Nigel Charlton, 66, and Cynthia Charlton, 70, of Hampshire, and Katharine Walker, 51, and Andrew Virco, 50, of Cambridge. Australians Leang Sovannmony, 27, and Josephine Gibson, 29, of South Australia, also died. The New Zealand pilot was identified as Mitchell Gameren, 28, of Queenstown. Read more…