Erebus - Operation Overdue

Erebus - Operation Overdue

SBS  |  January 20, 2016

On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Eleven police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As they recovered the victims, an investigation team tried to uncover the mystery of how a jet could fly into a mountain in broad daylight. Did the airline have a secret it wanted to bury? This documentary tells the story of four officers who went to Antarctica as part of the recovery police operation. For the first time an Air New Zealand senior staff member provides the inside story of the airline that was accused of one of the largest corporate cover-ups in New Zealand's history. Set in the beautiful yet hostile environment of Antarctica, this is an emotional and compelling true story.

On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Eleven police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As they recovered the victims, an investigation team tried to uncover the mystery of how a jet could fly into a mountain in broad daylight. Did the airline have a secret it wanted to bury? This documentary tells the story of four officers who went to Antarctica as part of the recovery police operation. For the first time an Air New Zealand senior staff member provides the inside story of the airline that was accused of one of the largest corporate cover-ups in New Zealand's history. Set in the beautiful yet hostile environment of Antarctica, this is an emotional and compelling true story.

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