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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64174
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Type:de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly
Owner/operator:Air Charter New Zealand
Registration: ZK-AFB
C/n / msn: 7560
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Christchurch -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Christchurch Airport
Destination airport:Milford Sound
The twin engine biplane departed Christchurch Airport at 09:52 on a sightseeing flight to Milford Sound with four tourists and one pilot on board. The ETA at Milford Sound was 12:37. As the aircraft failed to arrive at its destination SAR operations were conducted, but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the aircraft or the five occupants was found.

Still missing without trace.

Brian Geoffrey Chadwick.
Darrell Stanley Sheils,
Louis Rowan, Elwyn Saville,
Valerie Gay Saville.




Photo of ZK-AFB courtesy

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

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
22-Jan-2018 21:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-May-2018 06:19 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-May-2018 07:16 angels one five Updated [Date, Time, Narrative]

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