Daughters of Erebus review

By Matthew Wright In Books

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20th October, 2011
On the afternoon of November 28, 1979, I finished a three-hour physics exam and walked home in the rain to news that a sightseeing flight to Antarctica was missing. No one who lived through that evening forgot it. The DC-10, flight TE-901 with 257 souls aboard, was overdue. By midnight it was obvious it was down. Somewhere. The drama captured a nation. Then it was found, a black smear across the slopes of Mount Erebus. Nigel Roberts’s picture of the DC-10’s broken tail and koru emblem amid the snow remains one ...

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