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Richard Pearse

  • Richard Pearse

    There is evidence Pearse was working on ideas for powered flight from 1899 and had built his first two-cylinder petrol engine by 1902

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  • Page 1 - Richard PearseThere is evidence Pearse was working on ideas for powered flight from 1899 and had built his first two-cylinder petrol engine by

New Zealand disasters timeline

  • New Zealand disasters timeline

    The disasters timeline and map give an overview of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, transport accidents, fires, mining accidents and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life.

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  • Page 1 - New Zealand disasters timelineThe disasters timeline and map give an overview of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, transport accidents, fires, mining accidents and other tragedies that have caused major

Erebus disaster

  • Erebus disaster

    On 28 November 1979, 237 passengers and 20 crew were killed when Air New Zealand Flight TE901 crashed into the side of Mt Erebus, Antarctica. The tragedy was followed by a demanding recovery operation and a raging debate over who or what was to blame

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  • Page 2 – Tourist flights to Antarctica

    Air New Zealand and Qantas began offering sightseeing flight over the Antarctic in February 1977.

  • Page 3 – Timeline to disaster

    The Erebus disaster was mainly caused by an unfortunate, late change in flight path and the white-out conditions in Antarctica.

  • Page 5 – Operation Overdue

    A team of New Zealand Police officers and a Mountain Face Rescue Team were immediately dispatched to the scene of the Erebus disaster.

  • Page 6 – Finding the cause

    With the death of so many people, it is not surprising that the investigations into the tragedy became a source of great debate and controversy.

Antarctica and New Zealand

  • Antarctica and New Zealand

    NZ and Antarctica share a long and rich history. From Tuati in 1839 to Edmund Hillary in the 1950s and more recent scientists, Kiwis have explored, examined and endured the frozen continent.

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  • Page 3 - Triumph and tragedyThere is a New Zealand connection to a number of triumphs and tragedies that have occurred in Antarctica.