Death flight 901: the Erebus disaster

New Zealand, 1981

Film
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A film about the Air New Zealand DC10 plane crash at Mt Erebus in Antarctica on November 28, 1979 and the judicial process of apportioning blame. Includes footage of the wreckage and sequences filmed inside the courtroom at the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Credits

producer/director

John Keir

production company

New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation

Sonar Productions

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33355

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Disasters

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aircraft accidents

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Disasters

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Law

History → Disasters

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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