Two senior Civil Aviation Authority safety investigation
officers returned to Wellington from Wanaka yesterday morning
after completing their inspection of the site where a
helicopter crashed on the Criffel Range, near Wanaka, on
A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said yesterday the
wreckage of the Robinson R22 had been moved to a secure site
in Wanaka where more detailed testing would be done.
The spokesman said the authority would make any immediate
"safety learnings" from the crash public as soon as they
The sole occupant of the helicopter, Wakatipu Aero Club chief
flying instructor Julian (or Julianne) Dean Kramer (52), of
Arrowtown, died in the crash.