11 Aug 2011

Three killed in helicopter crash in Papua New Guinea

4:49 pm on 11 August 2011

Three people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Papua New Guinea.

The pilot, 70 year old Australian Peter Waters, was flying the helicopter to Lae on PNG's north coast on Monday morning when it crashed, killing him and two security guards.

The crash site was spotted later that afternoon, but the rough mountainous terrain and poor weather stopped a rescue team from Barrick Gold's Porgera mine getting to the site for two days.