Royal commission to inquire into and report upon the crash on Mount Erebus, Antarctica, of a DC-10 aircraft operated by Air New Zealand Limited [record group]   (19628)
1980? - 1981?  range held: 1980 - 1981


A Royal Commission was appointed in on 11 June 1980 to inquire into a crash on Mount Erebus, Antarctica. On 28 November 1979, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft ZK-NZP, operated by Air New Zealand, crashed on the slopes of Mt Erebus, while on designated flight TE901, a sight-seeing journey over Antarctica. All 257 people on board (237 passengers and 20 crew) perished. The Royal Commissioner, the Honourable Mr Justice Peter Thomas Mahon, released his report on 16 April 1981.


Dates of Holdings : 1980 - 1981
Location of Holdings : Archives New Zealand, Head Office, Wellington
Former Archives Reference : COM49
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Archives NZ description type : Series (see more about description types)
Version Number: 5
Date Approved: 25/10/2018