11 Nov 2019

Son of Peter Mahon speaks about Erebus inquiry

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 11 November 2019

November marks 40 years since the country's worst aviation disaster, when 257 people died after an Air New Zealand plane crashed into the side of Mt Erebus in Antarctica.

In the fallout from the crash, blame was laid on the pilots.

Two years later a Royal Commission of Inquiry absolved the crew of causing the accident.

Justice Peter Mahon instead pointed the finger at Air New Zealand and famously accused the airline of "an orchestrated litany of lies".

Corin Dann speaks to Peter Mahon's son Sam Mahon.