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Ever come across aircraft wreckage in the bush?
Jan 15th, 2010 at 6:07am
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Hi all. I found an interesting website last year, www.findlostaircraft.co.nz. There is a guy Gavin Grimmer and he spends his time looking for missing aircraft in NZ. I spoke to him last year about reports of a plane wreck on the west coast. He seems a hell of a nice bloke. I suggest you check out the website. So my question is has anyone come across something that maybe something to do with any of the missing aircraft Gavin is searching for? We maybe able to help him out.

Cheers fellars and fellaresses Smiley
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 15th, 2010 at 6:32am
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Hi all. I found an interesting website last year, www.findlostaircraft.co.nz. There is a guy Gavin Grimmer and he spends his time looking for missing aircraft in NZ. I spoke to him last year about reports of a plane wreck on the west coast. He seems a hell of a nice bloke. I suggest you check out the website. So my question is has anyone come across something that maybe something to do with any of the missing aircraft Gavin is searching for? We maybe able to help him out.

Cheers fellars and fellaresses Smiley


Gidday hill roamer,, I recall finding remains of quite a biggish aircraft up on Mt Richmond while wading my way through a good mob of goats a long ways back,,never did find out its history Embarrassed although it was well known,,,a great find fi me at the time.
  

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Howdy EC. I think it was a passenger plane that crashed into the north facing slope of mt Richmond in the early 50s? 60s? A few lost their lives sadly. They were flying in cloud and there was a balls up of sorts and the rest is history! The wreckage is still there now i believe mate.
  
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Howdy EC. I think it was a passenger plane that crashed into the north facing slope of mt Richmond in the early 50s? 60s? A few lost their lives sadly. They were flying in cloud and there was a balls up of sorts and the rest is history! The wreckage is still there now i believe mate.


Wow,,after all this time Smiley hey thanks fi that.
  

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No worries. I'm sure if you googled it you would find out more accurate info. Wink
  
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I found a chopper door in Oxford,   would have been an expensive loss for the owner
  
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I have seen the wreckage of a Helicopter in the North Arm in the Kaimanawas , someone  used a piece of tail section on the chimney of McNuts Hut to stop it smoking , It was wrecked but not unknown ,
My dad and Matt Grant found a wreck when they were skin hunting in the Lewis Pass area in 1944  , they reported it but it was war time and maps of the area were unrelaible and nothing was ever done about it, Dad used to speculate about it when I was a kid .They are both long dead so that is that.
  

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Wow thats quite interesting flintlock as the was a Cossair that went missing somewhere between Westport and ChCh on the 11th november 1944 and has never been found. If you look on the website i posted earlier you will be able to read about it. Look for NZ5517. Cheers for that FL Wink
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 15th, 2010 at 7:45pm
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jet32a wrote on Jan 15th, 2010 at 7:33am:
I found a chopper door in Oxford,   would have been an expensive loss for the owner



Came across one side of exhaust cowling off Hughes 500 in bush up Kaipo (Kaimanawa) years ago, and up past Jap creek up the Oamaru theres a packet of Lockwood timber strung out through the bush, be well overgrown by now!! Shocked
  
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Wood have made a nice Bivvy
Seen some wreckage below a helipad in the Ureweras. Result of taking off over loaded
  

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Wiawa hut, flew into a tree Cry
  
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That will teach you to try flying after having a few too many cold ones at the hut  Smiley
  

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we were up the top of the toa toa that morning it happened,sad day indeed.
  
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Reply #13 - Jan 16th, 2010 at 5:34am
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Found a wing strut in a tree at the end of a flat during the roar last year. Was in a trib of the Arawhata.
  
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Reply #14 - Jan 16th, 2010 at 7:12am
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found bits of aircraft below where it crashed in kaimais near the tunnel
  

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