Story: Air crashes

The crash site (1st of 3)

The crash site

The crash of the Air New Zealand DC10 left a 600-metre debris trail that stood out starkly against the snow of Mt Erebus. Partly because the wreckage was spread out over such a wide area, the task of recovery was extremely difficult.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Air crashes - The 1979 Erebus crash', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006