There are two aircraft missing in Fiordland. The first aircraft is Cessna 180 ZK-BMP Pilot. Rev. CYRIL FRANCIS CROSBIE - age 37 TREVOR GEORGE COLLINS - age 50 GORDON GRANT SUTHERLAND - age 28 PETER ALEXANDER ROBERTSON - age 49 Aircraft Cessna 180 ZK-BMP went missing 16 August 1978 on a flight from Big Bay, South Westland, to Riversdale. Although there was a large very thorough search carried out, it was never seen again.
The second is Piper Cherokee Six ZK-EBU Pilot. EDWARD JAMES SINCLAIR MORRISON - age 28 EARL BLOOMFIELD STUART - age 40 ELIZABETH MCGREGOR STUART - age 37 DAVID JOHN STUART - age 18 ALEC DAVIDSON STUART- age 38 ROSIE STUART - age 37 DAVID HOGG - age 20 Aircraft Piper Cherokee Six ZK-EBU went Missing 29th Dec 1978 on a scenic flight from Tairei (Dunedin), to Queenstown, Milford Sound, Preservation Inlet and then back to Dunedin. It was last seen flying past Milford Sound Aerodrome from the direction of the Sunderland Falls, out towards the Sound entrance.
Post by errolmartyn on Jan 20, 2021 16:47:19 GMT 12
Pilot. Rev. CYRIL FRANCIS CROSBIE - age 37 Should read FatherSyril Francis CROSBIE, aged 37
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