6 Tourists, Pilot Die in New Zealand Helicopter Crash

November 21, 2015 2:25 PM

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6 Tourists, Pilot Die in New Zealand Helicopter Crash

Four tourists from Britain and two from Australia were among seven people killed Saturday when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier, police said.

An image released by police showed the wreckage wedged between walls of ice in a crevasse on the Fox Glacier. Police said in a statement that the difficult terrain had prevented rescuers from reaching the wreck, but that they believed all six tourists along with the pilot had been killed.

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