The motor accident involving the 5 SIA crew happened at Rolleston which is approximately 24 kilometres from Christchurch where the crew stayed (refer to above map).
Someone told me they were on the way to Ashburton another town 53 kilometres away. They were supposed to visit the town’s main museum (there are six museums in Ashburton, including a vintage railway museum, aviation museum and car museum) as well as the local art and craft galleries. Included in their tour itinerary was also the nearby rivers which are known for salmon and sea-run trout.
The accident at Rolleston in which the chief steward and a stewardess was seriously injured cut short their trip to Ashburton.