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It was New Zealand's biggest peacetime disaster - and some say the nation's biggest cover-up.

On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand DC10 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 people on board. But who was really at fault - the pilot or the government-owned airline?

On the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, presenter Garry McAlpine and writer/director John Keir talk to the key players in a quest to discover the truth.

Erebus Flight 901: Litany of lies? NZME

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    • 4.6, 38 Ratings

It was New Zealand's biggest peacetime disaster - and some say the nation's biggest cover-up.

On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand DC10 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 people on board. But who was really at fault - the pilot or the government-owned airline?

On the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, presenter Garry McAlpine and writer/director John Keir talk to the key players in a quest to discover the truth.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

N1ckname9 ,

Great summary of events; but silent on the fixers?

Having relatives tied up in this, its been a good summary of public events. But, yet 40 yrs on its amazing how there is still no mention of the “fixers” that orchestrated the puppet shows as one of my relatives put it...misguided loyalty?
Facing litigation threats from families, the manufacturers and others its no surprise as to the outcome...how else would a Govt manage a potential financial crisis on this scale?

Wilson read2020 ,

James Alfred

The narrator is telling a story not giving an English lesson

Wilderpisces ,

Riveting

This was a fantastic podcast - so balanced and gave me a lot more information and background - shame on this in charge at air nz!

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