Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

The crash of Flight 901 was the loneliest of the world's worst air disasters. On 28 November 1979, the Air New Zealand OCIO with 257 people aboard took off from Auckland International Airport and flew 2000 miles southwards to the Antarctic, to plunge into the slopes of Mt Erebus, a 12,000-foot volcano. Nine hours later, a US Navy aircraft from McMurdo Station sighted the wreckage - a brown smear on the ice. Nobody survived,

Yet for all its isolation it was one of the best documented catastrophes. The aircraft's electronic sensors were working and decipherable. Almost every passenger on the sightseeing trip carried cameras and shot film up to the last second. This was painstakingly salvaged and developed. And Antarctic weather scientists were monitoring local weather patterns, and receiving sophisticated film from satellites. But still the cause eluded investigators. Why should a skilled crew, with an Antarctic explorer on the flight deck, fly straight into a mountain wall in clear weather? The crew was blamed,

It took nearly two years for the fog to lift from the mystery. Gordon Vette, a fellow pilot of Captain Jim Collins, the man in command, could not accept the 'pilot error' verdict, and began his own study and investigation. A Royal Commission headed by a forthright High Court judge, dug deep into the planning and execution of the flight.

The result was a story which is eerie in its implications for airmen. Even with the most modern instruments available, nature can still spring traps beyond prediction and even the best run airline could become the victim of a computer error. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Rural Delivery (RD)Includes Rural Charge$12.70
  • Anywhere else in NZ see my profile for details$7.50
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waitakere, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    NZ bank deposit