Date & Time: Nov 20, 1933 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.60 Moth
Hokitika – Christchurch
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The airplane departed Hokitika in relative good weather conditions. About 30 minutes into the flight, while cruising at a height of some 1,250 metres, the aircraft impacted the slope of Mt Turiwhate located 30 km east of Hokitika. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to rain falls and foggy conditions. The pilot John D. Renton and the passenger James Daniel Lynch were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.