Light Plane Crashes Near Otaki Killing Pilot

Police say a light aircraft has crashed at Hautere in Kapiti.

And Stuff says the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed the pilot of a Sonex amateur-built fixed-wing aircraft died in the crash.

Hautere area adjoining the Otaki River

The Police said early this afternoon: ‘Police are responding to a light plane crash near Otaki Gorge Road in Hautere, Kapiti.’ 

The incident was reported around 1.25pm. 

St John were called to the crash at 1.33pm, and a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene.

‘Further information will be released when it becomes available.’ say police.

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