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Wondai Plane Crash : 14-08-2012
Wondai Plane Crash : 14-08-2012

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Byee Road, Wondai, 4606
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.258681
Long: 151.854768
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:26-July-1990
Actual Event End Date:26-July-1990

Dedication

Front Inscription

THIS MONUMENT IS IN MEMORY OF
JIM BRADY
DAVID FERRIER
TONY HAMMETT (PILOT)
KEN NEWTON
PETER WEIR
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

Source: MA
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