One of the pilots injured when a light plane on a training
flight crashed while landing in the Von Valley near
Queenstown earlier this month has been discharged from
Dan Noonan, of Queenstown, is now out of Southland Hospital
and he and his family had asked for privacy so they could
focus on his recovery, Real Journeys spokeswoman Lenska
Papich, of Queenstown, said.
The other pilot, Dave Cross, of Cromwell, remained in a
serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital, Ms Papich
The crash occurred when the plane was coming in to land on a
farm strip. It came to rest upside down with the engine
ripped from the fuselage.
Milford Sound Scenic Flights has resumed tourism operations.
The Civil Aviation Authority was conducting an investigation
into the accident, a spokesman Mike Richards, of Wellington,