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    Last Name:Mt Erebus Crash 1979
  • Death Date:28 November 1979
  • Country:New Zealand
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  • ID:87352

The 40th anniversary of the Air New Zealand DC10's Mt Erebus disaster is marked on the 28th November 2019. The 1979 sightseeing flight consisted of 257 passengers and crew destined for a 11 hour round trip to Antartica. The plane crashed into Mt Erebus and there were no survivors. Those that lost their lives included 200 New Zealanders, 24 Japanese, 22 Americans, 6 British, 2 Canadians, one Australian, one French and one Swiss.
The tragedy gripped the nation as searchers battled extreme weather conditions to retrieve the bodies and plane remenants. Over 60 people worked on the accident site, most in body recovery. 213 victims were eventually identified. The disaster is New Zealand's biggest single tragedy, followed closely by the Napier Earthquake in 1931.

Peter James ADDIS, Lleone Margaret AISENMAN, Alan Lawrence Malyon ALLAN, Jane Phillipa ALLAN, Marjorie Townley ALLAN, Margret Isabel ANDERSON, Audrey Gordon ANDERSON, Grant William ANGLESEY, Ethel Mary ARMITAGE, Melinda Maria ARNOLD, Valerie Ellen ARNOLD, Graham Mitford ASHTON, Mr BAGNALL, Mrs BAGNALL, Thomas Eric BAINBRIDGE, Llewellyn Arnold BALDWIN, Kay Marion BARNICK, Marion Ruth BARNICK, Earl Aubrey BEAUMONT, Desmond William BECKETT, David John BENNETT, Patricia Adele BLAIR, Marilyn Alma BOND, Robin Melville BOND, Ronald Thomas BREHAUT, Jon Philip BROAD, Phillipa Margaret BROAD, Gordon Barrett BROOKS, Geraldine Kay BROOKS, Aubrey Conroy BROUGH, Geoffrey BUCHANAN, Lucille Clark BURCKHALTER, Lindsay Robert BURGESS, Rose Ellen BURGESS, Heinz BURGI, Lorraine Eileen BURTON, Rae Jeanne BUTLER, Rangiaho CAMERON, Stuart Donald CAMPBELL, John Barrie CARLETON, Marion Rennie CARLETON, Margaret Bell CARR, Elizabeth Mary CARR-SMITH, Graham Ronald CATER, Bryan Harry CHADDERTON, Valerie Enid CHADDERTON, Alla CHRISTIANSEN, Hugh Francis CHRISTMAS, David CLARK, Irene Alice CLARK, Iris CLARK, William Henry CLARK, Joan Audrey COCKRILL, Cyril Bernard COLBRAN, Yvonne Louise COLBRAN, John Wright COLE, Thomas James COLLINS, Martin John COLLINS, Jean Ann Barnett COPAS, Susan Elaine COPLEY, Audrey Joy COPSEY, Constance COREY, Mary Alison CRABTREE, Norman David CRABTREE, Marie Patricia DAHL, June DAVIES, Kay DEAN, Florence Daisy DEBBAGE, Nora Violet DEMAGE, Helen Dora DUFF, Athol David DUKE, Hermanus Adrianus Johannes Maria Douglas DYKZUEL, Johannes Cabrini Maria DYKZUEL, Gwen Louise EAGLES, Edna Miriam EDWARDS, Elizabeth Jane EDWARDS, Cecillia Campbell EMMETT, John Barnham EMMETT, Jean FERRELL, Michael James FINLAY, Katherine Edith Janet FROST, Kuniyasu FURUKAWA, Alfred James GALLAGHER, Elsie Thelma GALLAGHER, Brucie GIBBS, Richard GILLIVER, Violet Iris GOSLING, Norio GOTO, Pamela Margaret GULLAND, Florence Lee HANCE, Marlene Anne HANSEN, Hazel Phoebe HARRIS, Annie HARRISON, Muriel Florence Rose HARRISON, James Follett HARTLEY, Myra Pearl HARTY, Kathleen HAWORTH, Peter HAWORTH, Mitsuo HIGUCHI, Eileen Elsie HILL, Gordon Alexander HILL, Jean Marie HOLLOWAY, Bryan Ernest HOLTHAM, Roy Henry HOTSON, John Greenleaf HOUGHTON, Ralph Brenton HOWARTH, Steven William HUGHES, Mildred Alice HUMPHREY, Thomas William Noel HYNDMAN, Akira IMAI, Hisao IMAI, Ernest Adalbert JAHN, Isabel JAHN, Nicholas Dunstan JARVIS, Evelyn Lois JENKINS, Charles Ivory JENNINGS, Kathleen Florence KARL, Dennis Frances KEARNEY, Dianne KEENAN, John Edgar KEITH, Nancy Phyllis KENDON, Betty KERR, Francis Ronald KERR, Geoffrey Ian Hamilton KERR, Anthony John KILSBY, Geoffrey Michael KILSBY, Nancy KING, Donald Clive KIRK, Asako KITAGAWA, Paul Anthony KLASSOVITY, Carl Robert KLENSCH, Mary Louise LAKE, William Olaf LARSEN, James Francis LAVIN, Yves LEPINE, James Charles LEWIS, Michael Ralph LIES, Alison Louise LING, Urs LOCHER, William Brian LOMAX, Charles Henry Devenish LOUGHNAN, Patrick Louis LOUGHNAN, Graham Neville LUCAS, John Alexander MACKENZIE, Margaret Joyce MACKENZIE, Stella Vonomerie MACKENZIE, Eudora Emily MADGWICK, Muriel MAGNELL, David Victor MANLEY, Dorothy Maude MANN, Suzanne Margaret MARINOVIC, Dorothy MARSDEN, Joseph Alan MARSDEN, Sarah Jane MARTIN, Trevor John MASKELYNE, Robert MASON, Barbara Dawn MATTHEWS, Bruce Rhodes MAXWELL, Olive Mrytle MAYNARD, William George MAYNARD, Shirley Jane MCDONALD, Richard John MCKENDRY, John Bruce MCMILLAN, Melba Pearl MCMILLAN, Eric Albert Dunbar MCNEIL, Roy William MCPHERSON, Jurg MEIER, Mark Geoffrey MITCHELL, Junichi MITSUHASHI, Nicholas John MOLONEY, Katrina Mary June MORRISON, Peter David MULGREW, Ross MUNRO, Owen John MURRAY, Christine Margaret NICHOLSON, Shigeru NODA, Ian John O'CONNOR, Hiroko ODANI, Morihiko ODANI, Mervyn John OLIVER, Tetsuro ONO, Juhei OSAWA, Masa OSAWA, Norio OZAWA, David Lloyd PALMER, Edward James PALMER, Gary Kent PALMER, Eija Kylli Marjatta PARKKARI, Ethel Mary PATERSON, Linda Jan PATERSON, Nola Minchin PAYKEL, Alfred Murray PAYNE, Majorie Ethel Isabella PEACOCKE, Carla PETHERS, Alexander Francis PLUMMER, Hilda Francis PLUMMER, Michael Arthur Edwin POTTER, Robert John PRESTON, Beverley PRICE, Joy Anges PRIDMORE, Beatrice Irene PROCE, Valerie Mary RAWLINS, Basil Halvor REVELL, Eileen Geraldine REVELL, Pamela Gayl RICHMOND, Helen Lady ROBB, Alison Meryl ROBERTS, Michael Seaver ROBERTS, Betty Estelle ROBINSON, Karl RUDEN, Hisako SATO, Russell Morrison SCOTT, Marie Theresa SCOTT, Michi SEKI, Toshiro SEKI, George M SHEPPARD, Seishrio SHIGETA, Ryoichi SHINONOYA, Stephen George SIMMONS, Betty Louise SMITH, Henry Howard SMYTHE, Ralph Augustus STEEL, Anthony James Leonard STEVENSON, Donald Matthew STEWART, Alan Maxwell STOKES, Phyllis May STOREY, Masaaki TAKADA, Peter Alex TANTON, Douglas Clement Frank TAYLOR, Roy Pearce THOMAS, Walter Daniel THOMAS, Billlie Tadlock THOMPSON, Henry Ford THOMPSON, Watson THOMPSON, Florence Anne TREMAINE, Robert David TREMAINE, Elaine Frances TRINDER, Henry WARD, Valerie WARD, Isobel WATSON, Katherine WATSON, Alfred William WEBB, Janet Challis WILLIAMS, Janet Mary WILLIAMS, Leonard Heathcote WILLIAMS, Marie-Therese WOLFERT, Barbara Annie WOOD, Irvine Kirkham WOOD, Linda WORTH, Hamako YANAGISAWA, Nobuyoshi YANAGISAWA, Ryoji YOKOYAMA, Otmar ZOLL

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    • Pip

      I was 19 and working at the Riverina Hotel in Hamilton NZ - Pip was taken by her dad on the flight for her birthday. It was such a sad day and one i will never forget because it is the anniversary of my mum who had died 7 years before. Pip was always nice and young with so much potential. She and her dad were a real loss to the community.

      Maggie. melbourne, Australia . Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    • Desmond William Beckett

      In memory of my NO 1 father-in-law. It feels like only yesterday that we sat all night hoping against hope that you had missed the flight, or changed your mind and not gone, as you often did. Fondest memories of the times you visited us to cook your mutton birds Dad, when Mum would not let you cook them at You would be so proud of your grandchildren and what they have done with their lives. You are loved and missed.

      Anonymous. Australia . Wednesday, September 07, 2011

    • Remebering TE901 and Erebus

      I was was living in Auckland at the time this Tragedy happened. Having flown for many years on Air New Zealand, it was just utter disbelief at the news. I recall laying in bed listening to talk back radio that night and wondering just how this could have happened, to an airline I traveled on frequently, and trusted implicitly.

      Many years have passed, but I can still remember that day as if it were yesterday. Many questions have been answered & lessons learned since, I hope for those left behind, that they have found solace & peace in their lives.

      I offer my condolences to all the relatives of the Passengers and crew of TE901.

      Mark Bell

      Mark Bell. Melbourne , Australia . Thursday, April 14, 2011

    • Remembering Kay

      It's taken me more than 30 years to find Kay, with whom I worked when she went on this voyage. A generous, lovely woman (with great hair), and one of the kindest people I've known. Obviously unforgettable.

      Jane. New York City, United States of America. Sunday, January 23, 2011

    • Katrina Mary Morrison (Air Hostess)

      Although I didnt know Katrina, every year since then, I have been touched by the beautiful verse put in the newspaper by her parents. I have kept that verse, and its sentiments with a feeling of great sadness. Such a great sense of loss her family must have felt. I sensed too that Katrina must have been the most wonderful, loving and beautiful daughter. My own daughter has been flying with Air NZ for some years and so to me it is a poignant reminder that we must cherish each day we have with our children.

      Cynthia Graham. Te Kauwhata, New Zealand. Monday, November 29, 2010

    • In memory of Katrina Morrison

      For Katrina - Only here for such a short time, but left such a lasting impression on all of us - a truly beautiful person. You are still remembered dearly by all who had the privilege to meet and know you. Your family in Scotland all remember you with fondness and sadness that you were taken away.

      Theresa-Marie McConnachie. Bothwell, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    • Mt. Erebus Crash

      My first college room mate, Kay Barnick, and her mother were on this flight.
      They were two of the nicest people ever.
      So much talent and love lost.

      Anonymous. Newburyport, MA, United States of America. Saturday, February 13, 2010

    • I was only 11 when this happened but remember hearing about it from my tearful mom like it was yesterday. I lost my cousin Paul in this crash. Love you, cuz.

      Laura Roam. Colorado, United States of America. Sunday, January 03, 2010

    • Laura Roam. United States of America. Sunday, January 03, 2010

    • an adventure that turned to tragedy and has affected so many families. I was only young (14) but I vividly recall the horror and disbelief we had as we sat late into the night and wee early hours hoping against all odds that it was a dream which we would surely wake from. The nation cried, so many innocent people lost. 30 years on, it still moves me. Never forgotten RIP

      Anonymous. New Zealand. Thursday, November 26, 2009

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