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McCaw flies in aid mission post quake

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/11/2016 Cassie Devoy

<span style="font-size:13px;">All Blacks great Richie McCaw is putting his new career to good use by flying in aid via helicopter to those affected by the earthquakes.</span> © Facebook/RNZAF All Blacks great Richie McCaw is putting his new career to good use by flying in aid via helicopter to those affected by the earthquakes. Former All Black captain Richie McCaw is using his powers for good, by flying in aid by helicopter after earthquakes rocked the country.

McCaw retired from rugby, and is now a commercial helicopter pilot.

He too was woken by the initial quake, and since first light has been flying in rescue and reconnaissance missions.

"Like everyone else, I got woken up at midnight ... yeah a bit scary," he told the NZ Herald.

McCaw said he saw "big cracks in the road, cracks in the side of the hills, and obviously slips" from the air.

"It's nice to be able to fly but you'd like to be able to do it in better circumstances."

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