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Ethel Mary KELSEY

Female Abt 1926 - 1979  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Ethel Mary KELSEY 
    Born Abt 1926 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Nov 1979  Mt Erebus, Antartica Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I1657  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2016 

    Father John (Jack) KELSEY,   b. 7 Oct 1888, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1963, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ethel May MOORE,   b. 26 Jan 1901, Bunnythorpe, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1980, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1923  Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Desmond PATERSON 
    Children 
     1. Linda Jan PATERSON,   b. Abt 1957,   d. 28 Nov 1979, Mt Erebus, Antartica Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    +2. Hamish John PATERSON
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F1318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ex Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_New_Zealand_Flight_901

      Air New Zealand Flight 901 (TE-901) was a scheduled Air New Zealand Antarctic sightseeing flight that operated between 1977 and 1979. The flight would leave Auckland Airport in the morning and spend a few hours flying over the Antarctic continent, before returning to Auckland in the evening via Christchurch. On 28 November 1979, the fourteenth flight of TE-901, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, registration ZK-NZP, flew into Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board.
      The accident became known as the Mount Erebus disaster.
      The initial investigation concluded the accident was caused by pilot error but public outcry led to the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the crash. The commission, presided over by Justice Peter Mahon QC, concluded that the accident was caused by a correction made to the coordinates of the flight path the night before the disaster, coupled with a failure to inform the flight crew of the change, with the result that the aircraft, instead of being directed by computer down McMurdo Sound (as the crew assumed), was re-routed into the path of Mount Erebus. In Justice Mahon's report, he accused Air New Zealand of presenting "an orchestrated litany of lies" and this charge in the end led to changes in senior management at the airline.
      The accident is New Zealand's deadliest peacetime disaster.
      (Expanded summary can be read at above website)

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Assumption, Based on Death notice of Ethel (mother) in 1980 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S23] Relative, Michael Kelsey - phone call 14 Feb 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S24] NZ - NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records 1800-2007 (Southland) (Reliability: 3).