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 tourist scenic flight that left Christchurch at 9.52am on the above date, bound
for Milford Sound.
There were many apparent sightings and ‘hearing’ observations on both the eastern side and the
western side of the South Island in the areas that the pilot, Brian Chadwick was known to fly, which
caused great confusion for the searchers as they didn’t really have any clue as to where to start
searching! The outcome was that it became the biggest air search to ever happen in New Zealand,
and the searching still continues every so often, to this day.
It became known as “The Honeymooners Flight” as Elwyn and Valerie Saville were on their