This Site is dedicated to all those families of the people that have tragically disappeared on flights in and around New Zealand. I  only hope that from all the effort in building this site and from all the effort of those taking part in this venture, that it will bear fruit in bringing ‘closure’ to their memories!
Gavin Grimmer
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Unfortunately, all the soft cover versions of this incredible book “LOST ...without trace?” have sold out, so all that is available is hard cover versions.

Don’t delay in ordering as there is only a limited amount left!

As you can well imagine, the cost of researching by way of aerial photographs, travel, toll calls, aviation expenses (helicopters, fuel, maintenance costs, etc) are astronomical, so if you feel that you would like to contribute, please feel free to donate to this cause.

The purpose of this exercise is not to make money, but unfortunately the lack of it severely limits the amount of research and actual searching that can be done.




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“LOST ...without trace?” (215 pages) was published in 2005 by

well-known Aviation Historian Richard Waugh as a result of 25

years of research! In his book, Richard explored the history of the

fledging airline “Air Charter” and included the many conflicting

reported observations of the final flight of one of New

Zealand’s earliest tourist ventures that went terribly wrong.

His book became the main catalyst in inspiring me to do my own

research into tracing the tragic flight of DH90A Dragonfly

ZK-AFB. This was to attempt to locate the final resting place of

this graceful old airliner and her unfortunate occupants.

After thousands of hours of very extensive research, as well as

several air and ground searches, I now present my findings and

my story of the incredible adventures that this has taken me


My book “TRACED ...yet still missing!” (165 pages) is a

follow-on from Richard’s incredible book and examines each

observation given to Search Headquarters at the time, and

others that have arisen since, step by step - from a pilot’s

perspective. I’ve discovered that this whole mystery has been

like a giant jig-saw puzzle just waiting for someone to come

along and put the pieces together! Included also is the strong

evidence I have that suggest the locations of two further aeroplanes,

Corsair NZ5517 (1944) and Cessna 180 ZK-BMP (1978). Both

mysteriously disappeared also. The compelling evidence that

I have found on all three aircraft will fascinate you!


Gavin Grimmer

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