24 Jun 2009

Website dedicted to Erebus disaster

9:11 am on 24 June 2009

A website has been launched to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Erebus disaster in Antarctica.

The Air New Zealand plane, carrying 237 passengers and 20 crew, crashed into the side of Mt Erebus while on a sightseeing trip on 28 November, 1979.

There were no survivors from Flight TE901.

erebus.co.nz was launched by the Air Line Pilots Association, which says the site is not about debating who was to blame.

The association says it will be a definitive source of information for everyone, including school students.

President Mark Rammell says the Erebus tragedy represents the greatest loss of life in the most remote location in transport accident since the Titanic.