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Original Location : 13-July-2015 (Father Ted Doncaster)
Original Location : 13-July-2015 (Father Ted Doncaster)

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster / Bryan Hardy / Bob Cameron

The memorial, which include the nose undercarriage, 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.

The memorial was originally located at the Beverley Aeronautical Museum which has now been demolished. 

Location

Address:Hunt Street (Great Southern Highway), Beverley, 6304
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.108806
Long: 116.922481
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:26-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:26-June-1950

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th June, 2001
Front Inscription

Memorial
Australian National Airways Skymaster DC-4
`Amana` 
Crashed 10 - 12pm 26th June 1950
36.5 statute miles from Guildford Aerodrome enroute to Melbourne via Adelaide
All Killed

Crew
[ Names ]

Passengers
[ Names ]

Dedicated 26th June 2001
 

Source: MA
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