Today's hot air balloon crash is the seventh deadliest in New Zealand aviation history.
Other significant air crashes include:
1942 - Fourteen passengers were killed after a bomber crashed near Whenuapai airbase.
1944 - Two bombers with 14 on board went missing off the coast of New Zealand and were never seen again.
1948 - Thirteen people were killed when a plane crashed into Mt Ruapehu.
1949 - Fifteen people were killed when a cargo plane heading to Paraparaumu crashed on the ridge behind Waikanae.
1963 - A passenger plane flying from Whenuapai Airport to Tauranga crashed into a rock face in the Kaimai Ranges, killing all 23 on board.
1979 - 257 people were killed when an Air NZ plane crashed into the side of Mt Erebus in Antarctica.
2010 - A parachuting flight at Fox Glacier crashed shortly after take-off, killing all nine on board.