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Cessna Air Crash Memorial : 07-03-2013
Cessna Air Crash Memorial : 07-03-2013

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Memorial commemorates victims of the Cessna U206G air crash of 1993.

Cessna U206G aircraft VH-FMP was on a flight from Weipa to Aurukun (a distance of 80 km) with the pilot and three passengers on board when the pilot transmitted a Mayday call. He stated that the aircraft was 10 NM (18 km) north-west of Aurukun, that it had experienced an engine failure, and that he would be conducting a forced landing into trees. No further transmission was heard from the aircraft. Some five hours later a search aircraft sighted the burnt-out wreckage in a densely treed, inhospitable area 44 km north of Aurukun. The investigation determined that the engine fuel mixture control cable end had become detached from the mixture control arm on the fuel control unit. This allowed the control arm to move to the ‘idle cut-off’ position, causing the engine to fail because of fuel starvation. The pilot and the three passengers on board the aircraft suffered fatal injuries in the accident.


Address:Airport Drive, Aurukun Airport, Aurukun, 4871
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -13.355583
Long: 141.722229
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster


Front Inscription

Stanley Ngakyunkwokka, Chairman
     Aurukun Community Inc.
Mildred Ida Koometta  & Clifford Wilson
      Stephen Heel, Pilot

Lost in an aircraft accident north of Aurukun
       on 9th January 1993


Source: MA
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