ZK-NZP. Douglas DC-10-30. c/n 46910-182.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand - ?

Constructed by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation at Longbeach, California

First flown at Longbeach - November 08, 1974

Powered by General Electric CF6-50C2 engines

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZP - December 12, 1974

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at the Douglas plant, Longbeach - December 13, 1974

This was the 4th Douglas DC-10 delivered new to Air New Zealand

Departed Longbeach on the delivery flight to New Zealand (Capt P. F. Le Couteur) - December 13, 1974

Arrived Auckland on completion of the delivery flight - December 14, 1974

Operated first revenue service - December 1974

The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed on the slopes of Mount Erebus, Antarctica - November 28, 1979

The aircraft was engaged in an Antarctic Sightseeing flight with 257 people on board

It had departed Auckland International Airport at 19:17 local as TE901

It was schedueled to refuel at Christchurch on the return leg before continuing on to Auckland

There were 237 passengers and 20 crew members on board this flight

The aircraft had flown 20, 763 hours

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 16, 1980

To read further details about this accident please click 'HERE' and 'HERE'

 

ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

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ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

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ZK-NZP. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

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