Plane crashes since 1970 for Air New Zealand

The following events are those involving at least one passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role. Excluded would be events where the only passengers killed were stowaways, hijackers, or saboteurs.

  1. 17 February 1979; Air New Zealand Fokker F27; ZK-NFC; flight 4374; near Mt. Erebus, Antarctica: The aircraft was on an unscheduled domestic flight from Gisborne to Auckland, New Zealand. The aircraft crashed into the water short of the runway at Auckland due in part to visual illusions in conditions of reduced visibility. One of the two crew members and one of the two passengers were killed.
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  2. 28 November 1979; Air New Zealand DC10-30; ZK-NZP; flight 901 near Mt. Erebus, Antarctica: The aircraft was on a sightseeing flight from New Zealand to Antarctica. Due to a navigational error, the crew flew the aircraft into a mountain during whiteout conditions. All 237 passengers and 20 crew were killed.
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Plane crashes since 1970 for Air New Zealand
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