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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28483
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:de Havilland DH.90a Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Air Charter Ltd
Registration: ZK-AFB
C/n / msn: 7560
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southern Alps -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Christchurch
Destination airport:Milford Sound
The Dragonfly departed Christchurch Airport at 0952 on a scenic flight to Milford Sound. The estimated time of arrival at Milford was 1237.
It never arrived there and the fate of pilot Brian Chadwick and his four passengers remains unknown to this day.
The wreckage of ZK-AFB has never been found.




Photo of ZK-AFB courtesy

Christchurch - International (NZCH / CHC)
; (c) Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
26-Oct-2008 10:40 angels one five Updated
21-Mar-2010 13:47 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2010 12:16 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
09-Jan-2011 09:37 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Jan-2017 04:14 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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