Helicopter crashes onto golf course in Windwhistle, Canterbury

A helicopter has crashed onto a golf course in rural Canterbury, injuring all four people on board, police say.

“Two people have been assessed as having serious injuries and two people have moderate injuries,” a police spokeswoman said.

The crash occurred in Windwhistle, 80km west of Christchurch, and was reported to police at 3.05pm.

St John Ambulance and Fire and Emergency were also sent to help.

Two crews each from the Hororata and Methven volunteer fire brigades have been sent to help, Southern Fire and Emergency shift manager Simon Lyford said.

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