Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Date 04 Dec 2011


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Karikari helicopter wreckage now at Kerikeri

The barge carrying the wreckage of the helicopter recovered from the sea at Karikari has berthed at Stone Store wharf, Kerikeri.

The intended destination had been Paihia, and this was altered en route this morning.

It is planned to lift the wreckage onto a truck by crane within the next two hours. It will then be trucked to secure storage at Auckland Airport where it will be thoroughly inspected by CAA accident investigators.

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