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Worlds First Carbon Fiber Helicopter Crashed in Auckland

A helicopter pilot was forced to ditch in Auckland Harbour after his prototype carbon fibre craft malfunctioned during a promotional flight. Pilot Peter Maloney observed a turbine warning light on his helicopter control panel as he was flying over Auckland Harbour and was able to make a controlled emergency water landing. He and his passenger managed to escape the aircraft before it sank and were rescued by New Zealand maritime police who were training in the area. "The water landing was effectively uneventful. Everything went as it should do in a condition like that and we both managed to get out of the aircraft without any injuries," said pilot Peter Maloney. "The landing was amazingly smooth for an emergency landing," passenger Nina Heatly said. The emergency landing was captured by Mrs Heatly's husband who was filming the flight to promote the helicopter at a Russian air show.

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