Helicopter carrying 7 people crashes in New Zealand

November 21, 2015 1:52 AM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A helicopter carrying seven people has crashed on a New Zealand glacier, and authorities say they are still trying to reach the scene to assess whether there are deaths or injuries.

Maritime New Zealand says the helicopter crashed Saturday on Fox Glacier, a popular tourist spot. The agency says a rescue helicopter is flying to the crash site and would winch down a paramedic to assess the situation.

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