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On the morning of 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight 901 left Māngere airport, Auckland, for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49 p.m. the aircraft crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on Continue Reading

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In January 1895, Norwegian explorers Henrik Bull and Carsten Borchgrevink from the ship Antarctic landed at Cape Adare as the first documented landing on Antarctica, collecting geological specimens. Borchgrevink returned to the cape leading his own expedition in 1899 and erected two huts, the first Continue Reading

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