Kim Dotcom tweeted this photograph of himself and Sir Paul
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's helicopter made an emergency
landing as he flew to Hawke's Bay today to meet ailing
broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes.
Dotcom tweeted a photo of himself posing with Sir Paul with
the chopper in the background, accompanied by the words
"almost died to meet the knight".
The image attracted more than 150 likes and several comments,
including one from someone who didn't know what a knight was.
The helicopter landed on a forestry road after the pilot
identified a problem with the fuel gauge.
Dotcom tweeted about his predicament throughout the
His first tweet invited followers to see the Mega chopper at
the New Zealand airshow. He also posted a picture of him
smiling in the flying chopper.
Shortly afterwards, however Dotcom wrote about an emergency
"No kidding. Emergency landing in the middle of nowhere.
"Pilot trying to identify the fault. I have 1 bar of
reception. Start rationing water."
He said the fuel had dropped to zero and a rotor warning was
The pilot found a disconnected wire and was able to get the
fuel gauge working again, Dotcom wrote.
After a test flight, the group continued their flight, about
2.45pm, he said.
He posted a picture of the pilot and wrote "Hero!!!"
Sir Paul - who has survived a fatal chopper crash - is at his
Hawke's Bay lodge after spending time in hospital last week.
His wife Lady Deborah and his brother Ken Holmes said in a
statement that members of the veteran broadcaster's family
remained by his side.
They requested privacy so they could "focus their energy" on
Sir Paul was knighted at his home earlier this month in a
ceremony brought forward at his family's request because of
his failing health.