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A monument commemorates the victims of the Amana Plane Crash.
In June 1950 the Australian National Airways Skymaster Amana, the flagship of the company`s fleet, crashed into a wooded hillside northwest of York. Of the twenty-four passengers and five crew, only one man managed to get out alive. His name was Edgar W. Forwood, aged sixty-seven. Unfortunately, his condition steadily deteriorated and he died on Saturday of the same week. This crash is the worst aviation disaster in Western Australia’s history.
|Address:||Vincent Street, Beverley Aeronautical Museum , Beverley, 6304|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.109289|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||26-June-1950|
|Actual Event End Date:||26-June-1950|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 26th June, 2001|
Australian National Airways Skymaster DC-4
Crashed 13-12pm 26th June 1950
38.5 statute miles from Guildford Aerodrome enroute to Melbourne via Adelaide
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Dedicated 26th June 2001