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Emergency services on scene of plane crash near Twizel

Newshub logo Newshub 25/07/2020 Jamie Ensor
a lake with a mountain in the background: Lake Pukaki. © Getty. Lake Pukaki. a car parked on the side of a road © Provided by Newshub

A light aircraft has crashed near Lake Pukaki in the South Island. 

Police say emergency services are at the scene on rural land between Twizel and Tekapo.

At 4:23pm, police were alerted that the aircraft was overdue and at 5pm, it was reported that it had crashed. 

One helicopter is currently at the scene while another is on the way.

Police say an update on injuries will be issued when available. 

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