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NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS
KAIMAI AIR CRASH
3 JULY 1963

On the 3 July 1963 NAC Flight 441 was lost on a flight from Auckland to Tauranga with a loss of 23 lives - 20 passengers and 3 crew. Later that night wreckage was spotted in the Kaimai Ranges. It was the first time that a helicopter had been used in New Zealand to help with Search and Rescue.

A memorial to the crash was dedicated on 5 July 2003, the 40th anniversary of the crash. It is at Gordon, near Matamata.

For further information see - KAIMAI AIR DISASTER - and also the book
KAIMAI CRASH - New Zealand's Worst Internal Air Disaster by Richard Waugh (2003 Craig Printing Company).


BODDINGTON Eleanor Eileen
BODDINGTON Huia Duncan
CARTMER Leonard John James
COONEY Shelia Maureen
ENCHMARCH Leonard Derek
FLYGER Graham Clifford Frederick
GODDARD Edward Lionel
GRACE Tuta Hongara
GRAY William Bruce
HARDLEY John Russell
KISSEL Peter George Guinness
LEWIS Herbert Edward
LONG Gavin Andrew
MORRIS Norman Geoffrey
PULLUM Frederick Charles
SEYMOUR Sarah Te Taumiria
SMITH John
TAYLOR Diane Veronica
TAYLOR Leslie Frederick
TOLERTON Frederick
TOLERTON Ruth
WILSON Elizabeth Jill Louise
WOODGER Kenneth John


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