6 May 2009

Wanganui man dies in Australian copter crash

4:04 pm on 6 May 2009

A New Zealander has been named as one of the pilots killed in Australia when two helicopters collided.

Reports have identified him as Matthew Warrick William Funnell of Wanganui.

The 39-year-old was aerial mustering in Western Australia's Kimberley region on Tuesday, when his helicopter apparently collided with another R22 helicopter.

The police say the families of both men had been informed of their deaths.