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04-September-2014
04-September-2014

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Stuart Rotary Park was established in memory of the Connair staff who were killed in January 1977 when a former employee of Connellan Airways deliberately crashed a Beechcraft Baron light aircraft into the Connair headquarters at Alice Springs in a suicide attack.

The attack occurred at Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory, Australia, on 5 January 1977. It was carried out by a disgruntled former employee of Connellan Airways (Connair), who flew a Beechcraft Baron (a twin-engine, piston-powered plane) into the Connair complex at the airport. The attack killed the pilot and four other people and injured four more, two of them seriously.

One of the dead was Roger Connellan who was the son of the airline founder, Eddie Connellan.

Location

Address:South Terrace, Stuart Rotary Park, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.722699
Long: 133.868382
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:05-January-1977
Actual Event End Date:05-January-1977

Dedication

Front Inscription

STUART ROTARY PARK 
This Park Has Been Designed And Built By The
Rotary Club Of Stuart In Memory Of Those
Connair Personnel Who Lost Their Lives In
The Connair Tragedy On The 5th January 1977
        Markus Chittoni
Roger Damian Connellan
William Ronald Dymock
       Liana Nappi

Source: MA
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