Berwick Man Missing in New Zealand
We are learning of a Berwick native who is missing on a private plane flight in New Zealand. First discovered in a Facebook posting... and confirmed by the New Zealand Herald... 58 – year old Eric Hertz and his wife, 64 – year old Kathy, are missing after Eric's twin – engine Beechcraft Baron developed engine trouble and crashed into the water off the Waikato coast. The couple were on flying to Timaru on Friday to visit their daughter in Christchurch, but they never arrived.
Posted on the Facebook page of Johanna Hertz:
Hi everyone: For those of you who know Eric Hertz, there is bad news. He and his wife were killed in a plane crash in Eric's private plane in New Zealand yesterday. Our family has been in touch with the police and others. Eric and Kathy have a daughter, Ariella who also lives in New Zealand.
Eric Hertz grew up in Berwick and in 2009 became the chief executive of 2Degree Mobile... a New Zealand mobile phone company. The search for the pair has been going on for at least two days. Now, authorities in New Zealand will continue the search and the investigation into the disappearance of the plane and Eric and Kathy Hertz.