Wondai Plane Crash Print Page
Monument in memory of the victims of the Wondai plane crash in 1990 and also in recognition of the community effort at the scene of the accident.
Beech E90 VH-LFH was being flown by the owner as pilot-in-command for the flight. The pilot had submitted a flight plan nominating a private category, single pilot, instrument flight rules (IFR) flight, from Cairns to Wondai and thence to Camden. The aircraft was conducting a night departure from Runway 36 at Wondai, Queensland.
After an apparently normal take-off, it struck the ground 600 metres beyond the end of the runway in a shallow, wings level descent and at high speed. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and fire, and five of the six occupants on board were killed. All occupants of the aircraft had injuries consistent with high impact forces. The surviving passenger's injuries would have been fatal had it not been for the prompt arrival of medical assistance.
|Address:||Byee Road, Wondai, 4606|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.258681|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-July-1990|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-July-1990|
THIS MONUMENT IS IN MEMORY OF
TONY HAMMETT (PILOT)
WHO DIED TRAGICALLY FROM A PLANE CRASH
AT 10.45PM ON 26.7.1990
AND IN RECOGNITION OF AN OUTSTANDING
AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY EFFORT
AT THE SCENE
SOLE SURVIVOR JIM DELLA-VEDOVA