Avro Anson Aeroplane CrashPrint Page
A monument commemorates the crash at Mount Torbreck in 1940, of a Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) Avro Anson bomber crashed at Mount Torbreck while on a training flight and all four crew were killed.
The monument was erected at the crash site in 1966 at the instigation of Flight-Lieutenant Hyland, the father of one of the crew. It was re-erected in 1966 at a more accessible location after being damaged by a falling tree.
Surrounding the monument are parts of the wreckage of the Avro-Anson.
The monument was re-dedicated on the 23 of January 2016.
As at 26 January 2016, the track that leads to this monument has been cleared by volunteers.
Visiting this monument should only be attempted by experienced bushwalkers who are well equipped for any weather conditions and have the ability to contact emergency services to avoid becoming lost in very inhospitable terrain.
|Address:||Torbreck Range, Rubicon, 3712|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.352411|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||16-May-1940|
|Actual Event End Date:||16-May-1940|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||1965|
In memory of Pilot Officer A. Daniels Corporals F. E. Hyland F. Sass I. Stowder Royal Australian Air Force who died here doing their duty 16th May 1940
The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away
Glory be the name of the Lord Job 1 21