29 Jun 2020

Inquest into fatal helicopter crash in Wānaka begins

From Checkpoint, 5:27 pm on 29 June 2020

The pilot in command of a helicopter that crashed near Wānaka has told a coronial inquest he's so safety-conscious his colleagues describe him as 'the fun police'.

Auckland man Jerome Box was killed and six others injured when a heliski chopper crashed on Mount Alta near Wānaka in August 2014.

A coronial inquest into this death began this morning - starting with the evidence of the pilot who was flying the aircraft the day it crashed.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith has the details.