New Zealand Three people were killed after a light plane and a helicopter collided in mid-air north of New Zealand's capital Sunday, police said.
Two men in the helicopter on a training flight were killed when it slammed into a building after its tail brushed the wing of the airplane, emergency workers said.
The pilot of the light airplane survived the crash but died later in a hospital from multiple injuries, police said.
The helicopter was crippled by the collision and crashed onto the roof of a hardware store in the coastal settlement of Paraparaumu, said a police spokesman, who was not authorized to speak to media about the crash.
Nobody inside the building was hurt.