Helicopter crash in New Zealand's North Canterbury

Helicopter crash in New Zealand
# 10 December 2013 23:23 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. A helicopter crashed in New Zealand South Island's North Canterbury region on Wednesday morning, APA reports.

A police spokesperson said the crash happened just 9:30 a.m., inland from State Highway One near Domett, south of Cheviot, Radio New Zealand reported.

Initial reports indicate the helicopter was on fire on the ground.

Police, the Fire Service, ambulance staff and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are on their way to the scene, which is in rough country accessible only by four wheel drive.