Story: Air crashes

Remembering Erebus

Remembering Erebus

Soon after an Air New Zealand DC10 crashed on Mt Erebus in 1979, a simple wooden cross was placed in Antarctica in remembrance of the 257 people who were killed, but wind-driven ice gradually eroded the wood. This replacement aluminum cross was raised on Mt Erebus on the 20th anniversary of the disaster.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Air crashes - Causes and consequences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6536/remembering-erebus (accessed 22 February 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006