On November 28th 1979 an Air New Zealand sight seeing flight crashed into the side of Mt Erebus killing everyone on board. Lizzie Oakes was 10 when she lost her Nan on the flight, 40 years later she talks with others whose lives have been impacted by the disaster.
Erebus Engraved On Our Hearts
In this behind the scenes episode, our host Lizzie Oakes shares some of her own Erebus journey, how she came to make the podcast and the lessons she learnt.
On the 28th November 2019, 40 years on since the Airline Disaster, the Erebus Families finally received an official apology from the Government and Air New Zealand. But what exactly does that apology mean to family members?
Towards the Mountain
Sarah Myles lost her Poppa Frank Christmas on the flight. She talks of her recently published book Towards the Mountain, a Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus and of how important it to is to talk about the things that cause us pain in our lives.
Three People is Such a Lot To Lose
David Allan (72) lost his Dad Malyon, his Mum Marjorie and his sister Jane who was in her last year of high school. He talks of how he practically got through in those early days and of how important it is for people to be straight up and tell it like it is.
40 Years is a Long Time To Wait
Dan Moloney lost his Dad, Nick Moloney who was the Flight Engineer on the sightseeing trip. He talks of the impact Erebus has had on his life and of why an Erebus National Memorial is important for all New Zealanders.
Miriam Clancy is a Kiwi Singer/Songwriter based in New York. She lost her Aunty Marie Clancy Wolfert, who was on board as a Flight Attendant. Miriam speaks of the wider implications her Aunt’s death had on her family and shares her song Ex Erebus.