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A tree commemorates the loss of ten Shire Councillors and the pilot who died when a plane crashed near Mount Emerald in stormy weather.

The small jet (Cessna Citation 500) crash, resulting in the deaths of 11 people, was believed to have been at least partially caused by stormy weather. The plane crashed south of Mareeba near Mt Emerald which was covered by low cloud and driving rain. The 10 passengers were local government councillors returning to Mareeba from a conference at Airlie Beach near Proserpine.


Address:The Strand, Townsville, 4810
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.254548
Long: 146.822232
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:11-May-1990
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1990


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 18th May, 1990
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This tree was planted by Deputy Mayor Alderman Ann Bunnell on May 18th 1990

In memory of the 11 local government colleagues and friends who died so tragically in the Mount Emerald Air Crash on May 11th 1990 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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