A man who was killed in a helicopter crash near
Gisborne yesterday has been named by police this morning.
Donald Carlton Kain, 53, a siviculture supervisor from
Gisborne, died when the chopper came down in a forestry block
around 10am yesterday.
He was a passenger on board the Gisborne Helicopters Ltd
machine that crashed at the bottom of a hill on the Paritu
Road off State Highway 2 in the Wharerata Ranges.
The pilot, aged 49, remains in Gisborne Hospital intensive
care unit in a serious condition with multiple injuries,
The chopper was delivering supplies from one work site to
another prior to a controlled burnoff on the property when
the crash occurred.
The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the cause of