Person dies after glider crash at Mount St Cuthbert

Police generic

2022-01-17 12:23:16

A person has died in a glider crash in mountainous terrain in the South Island.

The crash was reported to emergency services about 2.15pm on Monday, with rescue helicopter crew initially confirming the fatality.

Police are travelling to Mt St Cuthbert near Omarama and hope to be able to recover the body tonight.

The Civil Aviation Authority has been advised.

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