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Mount Erebus

Mount Erebus is a volcano on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the most southern active volcano in the world.

Erebus is 3,795 meters (12,451 ft) high.


On November 28, 1979, an airplane, Air New Zealand Flight 901, crashed into Mount Erebus during a storm. All 257 people in the airplane died.[1]


  1. Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand Disasters, "Aircraft Accident: DC. 10 ZK-NZP Flight 901"; retrieved 2012-6-15.