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!
The aircraft was on a flight from Big Bay, South Westland, to Riversdale, Southland.
It was heard at Jamestown at the northern end of Lake McKerrow and it was thought that
it was heading towards Jamestown Saddle. It was then heard by a opossum trapper on the
eastern end of Lake Alabaster heading towards an area known as Hidden Falls and then
the trapper heard, and saw it, through the trees heading north towards Lake Wilmot. He
listened to it for approximately a further twenty minutes whereas he then noticed a change in the engine pitch as though it was on full power with the propeller on fine pitch and it had
an echo effect as though it was passing the mouths of valleys. Although there was a large very thorough search carried out, it was never seen again.