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Old 26th Nov 2004, 02:02
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TAY 611
 
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I think that all Kiwi's, over the age of about 35, can remember where they were and what they were doing when the news of the lost antarctic DC10 first went to air. I was just embarking on a flying career at the time and remember it well. I also knew a passenger on board that aircraft as I suspect many kiwis did. Interesting to note how accident investigations have changed in the past 25 years with Mahon's systemic approach during the commision, appearing outrageous to some back then, being the accepted norm now. A mention of Gordon Vette is worthy here as he was very involved with Justice Mahons findings. Both Mahon and Vette were clearly well ahead of their time in the process of accident investigation.
The now famous "Orhestrated Litany of Lies" has to be one of the bravest accusations in 20th century aviation.

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