Date & Time: Nov 28, 1979 at 0050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Auckland - Christchurch
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Crashed on Mt Erebus while on a sightseeing flight, killing all 257 occupants.
The decision of the captain to continue the flight at low level toward an area of poor surface and horizon definition when the crew was not certain of their position and the subsequent inability to detect the rising terrain which intercepted the aircraft's flight path.