Shot Over into the Shotover

In New Zealand de Havilland DH89 Rapides/Dominies have been continuously flying longer than any other aircraft type – for over 80 years – and with no fatalities. But experienced pilot Brian Waugh’s Dominie was forced down by engine failure into Queenstow’s Shotover River.

This book tells the absorbing story of this unusual accident. The subsequent intrigue involved engine reliability issues, an inadequate accident investigation, and how Waugh, a licensed aircraft engineer, while revovering from his injuries, happened by chance to inspect one of the engines being dismantled for overhaul. What he discovered led him to relenlessly advocate for a proper investigation.


Richard Waugh

Soft Cover 280 x 210mm

96 Pages

ISBN 978-0-473-45565-1