A helicopter making a routine medical transfer made an
emergency landing in a Canterbury paddock this morning.
The BK117 twin engine helicopter was transferring a
72-year-old intensive care patient from Ashburton Hospital to
Garden City Helicopters said an emergency light came on in
the cockpit at 9.12am, causing the pilot to land heavily in a
paddock near Springston.
The patient, pilot and medical staff on board were not
The Civil Aviation Authority has been advised of the
incident, and the helicopter is being examined by engineers