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!
Brodrick Pass is over 5000 ft high and Ryan must have been lucky enough to have the weather clear enough to overfly that area, as to get into the following valley - the Landsborough - he had to fly over the Brodrick. The weather at Mt Cook which is just over the Ben Ohau Range from Lake Ohau, was reported at the time as a cloud base of 5000 to 7000 ft. The fact that he made it over is proven by sightings of a light coloured plane flying down the Landsborough and turning right into the Haast River Valley.....
And then by all the sightings of FMQ from Haast down to Jacksons Bay!!!