The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Otaki Beach, at 10pm on Friday 6 October.
The flight was undertaken with the use of the Night Visions Goggles and a landing sight was set up on the road for the rescue helicopter to land.
The 25-year-old female driver of one of the vehicles suffered mutliple fractures and a suspected head injury. She was initially trapped in the vehicle and was extracted by NZ Fire and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
The other to people invovled in the the accident were transported by road ambulance.