8 Nov 2019

RNZ and Stuff launch new Erebus podcast White Silence

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:50 pm on 8 November 2019

Forty years ago, 257 people were killed when Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashed into Mount Erebus on Antarctica.

It remains the worst peacetime disaster in New Zealand history, in terms of loss of life.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster RNZ and Stuff are producing a six-part podcast examining the disaster, its causes, and the fallout - White Silence.

Stuff's Michael Wright is the one of the producers and hosts of the documentary and he joins us to chat about it.

The tailpiece of the Air New Zealand bearing the 'Koru' the emblem of the airline lies amongst wreckage on Mt Erebus. The plane crashed on Wednesday killing all 257 people onboard. November 30, 1979. (Photo by Associated Press Photo)

The tailpiece of the Air New Zealand bearing the 'Koru' the emblem of the airline lies amongst wreckage on Mt Erebus. The plane crashed on Wednesday killing all 257 people onboard. November 30, 1979. (Photo by Associated Press Photo) Photo: Associated Press Photo

You can listen to episode 1 of White Silence here.

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