2 Nov 2019

Granddaughter of Erebus victim on her quest for the truth

From Saturday Morning, 8:35 am on 2 November 2019
Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles Photo: supplied

November 28th will be the 40th anniversary of the Erebus disaster which shook our nation and took 257 lives when an Air New Zealand sightseeing flight crashed into a mountain in Antarctica.

A Royal Commission of Inquiry later revealed 'an orchestrated litany of lies' designed to cover up the real reasons for the crash.  

Sarah Myles' grandfather Frank Christmas, a keen amateur photographer, died in the tragedy. She's written a book Towards the Mountain, which weaves together the stories of Frank, his fellow adventurers and the first responders on the scene.

Cross on Mt Erebus

Cross on Mt Erebus Photo: supplied