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The Day I Dodged Death

Postby Kiwi Kol » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:00 am

On the morning of 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 left Mangere airport, Auckland, for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49 p.m. (NZST), the aircraft crashed into the lower slopes of Mt Erebus killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board.

I was meant to be on that flight.

But something made me change my mind - Australia was the better choice. Now my eldest girl flies for Air New Zealand (I always insist she sends me a text to let me know she's home safe).
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Re: The Day I Dodged Death

Postby THW » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:43 pm

Amazing how what could be the littlest thing can have a big impact. Happy anniversary and glad you're here!
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Re: The Day I Dodged Death

Postby nonmonert » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Everyone knows that the smallest things are the most important
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Re: The Day I Dodged Death

Postby Aaron Mooy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:13 am

Interesting story, thanks for sharing!
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Re: The Day I Dodged Death

Postby EasyEight » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Amazing, glad you made the right choice! Sometimes luck, sometimes a sense of something. One time I was walking home at night from a friend's house after a thunderstorm, lots of lights off in the neighborhood and branches down. As I crossed a intersection with a bunch of clutter everywhere, I saw a utility truck and a police car on one side of the street, both the guys in the cars looking at me. Huh, what are they looking at, I wondered as a crossed the intersection, stepping over branches. Now this was unusual, I've been the "see something on the street, kick it" kinda person since I was a kid, for some reason I didn't want to do that this night. When I finished crossing the street the cop got out of his car, walked up to me and told me he had been afraid to say anything as I crossed the street that could make me pause or stumble, since woven through the downed branches on the road was a live power line that hadn't been shut down yet...yikes!
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