Thirty eight years on the families are still pushing for Erebus disaster national memorial

New Zealand’s biggest civil air disaster:


Wreckage from the Air New Zealand DC-10 after it crashed on Mt Erebus in Antarctica.

It’s been 38 years and there still isn’t a national memorial for New Zealand’s worst-ever air disaster.

The families of those who perished in the Erebus disaster are pushing for change, calling for a national memorial to be created in time for the 40th anniversary.

In 1979, 257 people died when a sightseeing Air New Zealand flight crashed into Mt Erebus, Antarctica. It remains the worst aviation disaster in the southern hemisphere.  A memorial for 40th anniversary to be erected

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