21 Oct 2009

Aid chopper grounded over paperwork

3:38 pm on 21 October 2009

A New Zealand doctor running airborne medical missions in Indonesia has had his helicopter grounded because he does not have the right paperwork.

Derek Allen is working in Padang, following an earthquake in the region.

The helicopter was impounded for not having airspace clearance.

Dr Allen told Morning Report the aircraft is desperately needed and he's working to get it in the air again.