Saturday, September 04, 2010

Gods not smiling on New Zealand's South Island - nine killed in small plane crash at Fox Glacier...

The death toll in a plane crash at Fox Glacier this afternoon has been upgraded to 9; the plane burst in to flames after take-off

The death toll from the Fox Glacier plane crash been been upgraded to nine. Police say they are the pilot and eight passengers.

People from the township report seeing a plume of smoke rising into the sky from the local airstrip.

The crash occurred just before 1.30 this afternoon. Some reports say it burst into flames after take-off.

Locals believe it may have been a sky diving flight. St John Ambulance has not transported anyone from the scene, which indicates there may be no survivors

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