Story: Search and rescue

Erebus recovery operation (2nd of 3)

Eight Federated Mountain Club volunteers helped recover bodies after an Air New Zealand DC10 crashed on Mt Erebus, Antarctica, in November 1979. Their skills in mountain rescue were needed because of the site’s icy conditions and crevasses. Hugh Logan, one of the team, recalls the operation.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - New Zealand search and rescue organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/13201/erebus-recovery-operation (accessed 4 July 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007