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White Silence

English, History, 1 season, 10 episodes, 7 hours, 2 minutes
On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet took off from Auckland Airport on a sightseeing trip to Antarctica. There were 257 people on board. Hours later everyone was dead. Somehow, the plane had flown directly into the Erebus volcano. This was a disaster that shattered a country's psyche. In the decades since, grief gave way to blame, anger and recrimination. Who was responsible for so many deaths? Was there a cover-up? How could a plane just fly into a mountain? To mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster, Michael Wright and Katy Gosset explore why New Zealand's deadliest disaster was also its most controversial; why a nation was incapable of moving on; and how it was captured by one famous phrase: 'an orchestrated litany of lies'. White Silence will be released daily from November 8, 2019.
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6/16/202241 minutes, 7 seconds