The Civil Aviation Authority will tomorrow send two safety investigators from Wellington to the scene of a fatal paraponting crash in Queenstown this morning.
CAA says initial reports indicate the canopy collapsed and the pilot was tangled up with some cords.
He lost control, fell through trees and hit the roof on a prefabricated school building, said CAA spokesman Mike Richards.
It happened at Queenstown Primary School at about 10.10am when people were at the school setting up for a Night Noodle Market, according to The New Zealand Herald.
The paraponter was dead when ambulance officers arrived, a St John spokesman confirmed to NZ Newswire.
There are numerous eye-witnesses including a companion who was underataking the same activity, Mr Richards said in a statement this afternoon.
He said CAA safety investigators will conduct interviews with witnesses tomorrow and review police reports including photographs taken at the scene.
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