12 Apr 2008

Helicopter crashes outside Suva harbour in Fiji

9:20 am on 12 April 2008

A helicopter crashed outside the Suva Harbour in Fiji this morning.

Details are sketchy but it is understood that the pilot was rescued.

The helicopter reportedly was coming into the Suva Airport from the Nadi International Airport in the Western Division.

Naval and police officers are still out at sea.

The whole Fiji group is experiencing heavy rain and in some places strong gusts.

The bad weather is expected to last all weekend.

Authorities have issued a warning of possible flooding in low-lying areas.