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!
These are the two most prominent books available on the subject of missing aircraft in New Zealand.
“LOST ...without trace?” by Richard Waugh, is a very extensively researched book (from 25 years of research) written specifically about the disappearance of
DH Dragonfly ZK-AFB for the purpose of giving the reader every possible piece of information available, in the hope that someday, someone might just find it.
“MISSING” by Chris Rudge, is another extensively researched book that covers 17 Aircraft that disappeared and have never been found, 12 Aircraft that were lost and eventually found, and a further 16 Aircraft that were missing but some wreckage was found.
Both books are incredible in their own right and well worth having on your bookshelves.
If you wish to buy a copy just ‘click’ on the relevant book image.
These are the approximate locations of the areas where I believe these aircraft are, going on the information I have available to date.
As you may well know, Hughes 500 ZK-HNW was found in Nov.2012 within 3 miles of where I last positively placed it.
As per my update Feb 2022, I now believe ZK-AFB to be down east of Wanaka.
As of Feb 2023, as a result of researching for a Presentation in Christchurch, I now believe ZK-AFB to be on a hill on approach to Kaipo Airstrip in the Kaipo River Valley. There is much to suggest this as explained in my latest update in the ZK-AFB section of this website.