Date & Time: Jun 15, 1965
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft was involved in an aerial photography mission out from Wellington. En route, the pilot encountered whiteout conditions and lost his orientation when the airplane struck the slope of Mt Soho located about 9 km north of Arrowtown, Otago. All five occupants were rescued and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.