Flight 901 – The Air Disaster in Ross Island

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 board. Despite Flight 901 crashing in one of the most isolated parts […]

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