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TVNZ cameraman Fran Kazukaitis (above right) who accompanied Radio New Zealand journalist John Blumsky (above left) on a nine day trip to Antarctica to cover the Erebus tragedy. (From the Sound Archives photographic collection.)
John Blumsky, former Senior Journalist, Radio New Zealand in Antarctica to cover the Erebus crash in 1979. John was the only broadcast journalist sent to Antarctica to cover the disaster for the world media. The reports, which were telephoned from the ice, include news on body recovery, salvage operations, strain at Scott Base and a description of the crash scene. His reports reached listeners first (television footage, though evident, was slow in reaching screens as it had to be flown back from the ice).
The photo is from the Sound Archives photographic collection.
In 2009 New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association compiled comprehensive information on the 1979 Erebus tragedy. This can be viewed at www.nzalpa.org.nz
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