Ron Chippindale


Age: 74

Summary: retired chief air accident inspector in charge of the New Zealand Office of Air Accidents Investigations from 1975 to 1990 who was involved in several major aircraft accident investigation, including a controversial six-month inquiry as the chief investigator of the Air New Zealand DC10 crash at Mount Erebus, Antarctica in November 1979, in which all 257 people on board were killed.

Cause of Death: Head and neck injuries after being hit by a speeding car

Born: March 26, 1933

Died: February 12, 2008

Porirua, New Zealand