30 Jul 2018

Skifield fatal bus crash: 'We were preparing for worst'

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 30 July 2018

The Tūroa ski field operator has suspended all Mitsubishi Fuso buses from its transport fleet following a fatal crash yesterday afternoon.

A young female passenger was killed when a bus rolled and crashed coming down the Ōhakune Mountain Road from Tūroa ski field, and three other people were seriously injured.

A passenger has told RNZ News the brakes on the bus failed.

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts CEO Ross Copland said Tūroa was closed today but said normal operations will resume tomorrow, with transport running.