Fiordland Rescue Pilot: 'it was challenging flying for sure'

Publish Date
Wed, 5 Feb 2020, 8:24PM
Twenty-seven Stray Travel bus tourists make their way to a Southern Lakes Helicopter at a location near Gunn's Camp after being evacuated from the site on Monday afternoon. Photo / supplied

Fiordland Rescue Pilot: 'it was challenging flying for sure'

Publish Date
Wed, 5 Feb 2020, 8:24PM
A pilot who helped people stranded in flood-stricken Fiordland says there were some challenging flying conditions over the past 48 hours.
All trapped tourists have now been choppered out after being cut off, and in some instances dodging landslides - a tree completely destroying a hut at Lake Howden with 30 people inside.
Southern Lakes Helicopter pilot Sam Innes told Simon and Phil for him and the rest of the helicopter crew, it was a really rewarding experience being able to help those stranded. 
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