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A monument commemorates five sportsmen from Bunyip who were killed in an air disaster at Daly Waters in the Northern Territory in December 1967.

The aircraft that crashed was a Cessna U206A, VH-RXF.  The pilot, Peter Limon, had just returned to Moorabbin Airport after an eight day trip to Alice Springs, Broome, Darwin.  While unloading his aircraft, Peter Limon was approached by the five people killed, who were looking into chartering an aircraft for a trip to the Northern Territory.

They engaged Peter Limon who hired the Cessna from Flinders Island Airways to fly them.


Address:Nar Nar Goon - Longwarry Road, Bunyip Recreation Reserve, Bunyip, 3815
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.099439
Long: 145.717602
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:29-December-1967
Actual Event End Date:29-December-1967


Front Inscription

Erected by the citizens of the District to the memory of five Bunyip sportsmen killed in an air disaster at Daly Waters N.T.

29th December 1967.

Michael Breheny  27 years
Noel Heatley         34 years
Peter Kay               27 years
Donald Smith        25 years
Barry Sullivan       23 years

Source: MA
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