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Britten Norman Air Crash Memorial : 07-03-2013
Britten Norman Air Crash Memorial : 07-03-2013

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A monument commemorates victims of the Britten Norman Ltd. Air Crash of the 21st March 1994.

On the day of the accident the pilot added 200 litres of fuel at Aurukun to the aircraft's tanks and then flew the aircraft and the passengers to Weipa. About 50 minutes before sunset, the aircraft taxied for departure from runway 30 for the 25-minute return flight to Aurukun.

When the aircraft was about 150 metres above ground level after takeoff, a witness reported that all engine sounds stopped and that the aircraft attitude changed from a nose-high climb to a more level attitude. A short time later, the noise of engine power surging was heard. The aircraft rolled left and entered a spiral descent. It struck level ground some 350 metres beyond the departure end of runway 30 and 175 metres to the left of the extended centreline. The pilot and 5 passengers perished in the accident.

Location

Address:Airport Drive, Aurukun Airport, Aurukun , 4871
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -13.355583
Long: 141.722229
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:21-March-1994
Actual Event End Date:21-March-1994

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN LOVING MEMORY OF  THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN A PLANE CRASH AT WEIPA 21ST MARCH 1994

Daniel John Cleary  20 years
Kelvin Taisman 37 years
Gerard James Woolla  21 years
Adrian Raymond Woolla  16 years
Lillian Myrtle Kawangka  19 years
Milly Ann Woolla  17 years

 

Source: MA
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