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New Zealand Helicopter Crash: Aviation Lawyers Call For ‘Comprehensive Investigation’

Seven Killed In Fox Glacier Crash


Expert aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell with experience dealing with fatal helicopter crashes at home and abroad have called for a thorough investigation into a fatal helicopter crash in New Zealand that left seven people dead.

The tragic incident took place on Saturday (21 November) as the helicopter flew over the Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island.

British tourists Andrew Virco, 50, and Katharine Walker, 51, from Cambridge, and Nigel and Helen Charlton, aged 66 and 70, from Hampshire died in the crash, alongside Sovannmony Leang, 27, and Josephine Gibson, 29, both from New South Wales, Australia, and pilot Mitchell Gameren, 28, from Queenstown, New Zealand.

Reports suggest the helicopter involved is a Eurocopter "Squirrel" operated by local firm Alpine Adventures, which also trades as Fox Glacier Heliservices.

Reacting to reports of the crash, specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have emphasised the importance of authorities working quickly to determine how the crash occurred.

The legal experts specialise in providing legal support to injured victims and the families of those killed in aviation accidents both in the UK and abroad.


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