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24-September-2016
24-September-2016

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A monument commemorates the six people on board the Adastra Aerial Surveys plane who lost their lives when the Hudson plane (VH-AGE) crashed in September 1966 near Tennant Creek.

There were no survivors from the crash.

 

Location

Address:Irvine Street, Tennant Creek Airport, Tennant Creek, 0860
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.641124
Long: 134.184431
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:24-September-1966
Actual Event End Date:24-September-1966

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th September, 2016
Front Inscription

On 24 September 1966, a Hudson Mk IVa aircraft (VH-AGE) owned by Adastra Aerial Surveys with six people on board, crashed and was destroyed near Tennant Creek Airport.
There were no survivors.  Those killed were : 

Kenneth Rowlands (Captain)
Robert Rowston (Co-Pilot)
David von Ploennies (Navigator)
Leslie Sheffield (Electronics Engineer)
James Moles (Technician)
Marvin Mathews (12 year old passenger)

This plaque is dedicated to those people

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tennant Creek ,
Tennant Creek Airport and Northerrn Territory Government

 

Source: MA
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