Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:54pm |
National News

Police Release Names

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Police have released the names of the two people involved in yesterday's gliding accident near Omarama.

The man who died in the crash was 54-year-old Ichiro Murai of Japan.

Mr Murai was a keen glider pilot who was visiting New Zealand.

The other man involved in the crash, 68-year-old Lemuel Edward Norman Tanner, of England, is in a serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital.

Sergeant Tony Woodbridge said both men were experienced glider pilots.

The CAA is investigating the cause of the crash today.


For media inquiries contact Sergeant Tony Woodbridge via Dunedin Central Police Station on 03 471-4800