Remembering Erebus

A DigitalNZ Story by Donna Robertson

On 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus in Antarctica while on a sight-seeing flight to the continent. All the 237 passengers and 20 crew on board were killed and the crash remains the worst civilian disaster in New Zealand’s history. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Society/Disasters/Erebus-1979/index.asp

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Erebus disaster map

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Erebus flight overdue

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Erebus crash site

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Erebus memorial at Kihikihi

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Initial Erebus memorial services

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Mt erebus

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Ongoing debate over Erebus

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Wreckage from Erebus disaster

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Erebus crash site map

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Court action following Erebus disaster inquiry

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Recognition for role during Erebus operation

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Making the Erebus memorial cross

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Erebus memorial service on Antarctica in 2004

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Expressions of sympathy after Erebus disaster

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Recovering the flight recorders from Erebus

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The Erebus inquiry by Peter Mahon

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Erebus disaster memorial at Waikumete Cemetery

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Recovery party accommodation, Mt Erebus

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Erebus disaster memorial window at St Stephen's

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Erebus disaster recovery work during blizzard

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Plane wreckage on Mt Erebus

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Crash site on Mt Erebus

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Erebus disaster memorial at Auckland Airport

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Erebus disaster memorial windows at St Matthew's

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Personal effects of Erebus victims

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Wreckage of Flight TE901 sighted on Erebus

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Tail of Air New Zealand plane at Mt Erebus

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Air New Zealand plane fuselage on Mt Erebus

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Psychological toll of Operation Overdue

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Flight TE901 to Antarctica

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Air NZ momentum sculpture

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