Sunday, 5 September 2010 - 12:54pm |
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Fox Glacier media conference and nationality advisory.

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A media conference will be held outside Fox Glacier fire station at 1.00pm today (Sunday) following yesterday's plane crash.

Present will be local police, fire chief, mayor, a representative from the company involved plus the NZ Skydiving Association.

The nationality of one victim has been updated - see the below list.

The pilot was 33-year-old Chaminda Senadhira from Queenstown.

The four dive masters were:
Adam Bennett (47) from Australia, living in Motueka;
Michael Suter (32) from New Plymouth;
Christopher McDonald (62) from Mapua;
Rodney Miller (55) from Greymouth.

The four tourists who died were:
Patrick Byrne (26) from County Wexford, Ireland;
Glenn Bourke (18) from Coburg, Victoria, Australia;
Annita Kirsten (23) from Germany;
Brad Coker (24) from Farnborough, England.


Greymouth Police, (03) 768 1600.