Capacity for untidy end

Understatement of the day:

Mr McCully, who was on the flight, said: “We clearly knew that there was a capacity for this to have an untidy end, and we were enormously relieved that it didn’t.”

He was one of 117 passengers on an RNZAF Boeing 757 to Antarctica carrying  which  had to circle the Pegasus airstrip near Scott Base for 2 hours on Monday and made two aborted approaches before making an emergency landing in reduced visibility and freezing fog.

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