Southern Cloud Memorial LookoutPrint Page
The Lookout commemorates the pilot, co-pilot and all six passengers who were lost when the aircraft crashed, and also acknowledges the changes made to Australian aviation laws due to the accident. The Tooma Road lookout offers panoramic views of the Maragle Valley and pinpoints the exact crash site of the Southern Cloud.
The crash of the Southern Cloud on 21 March 1931 was Australia`s first commercial air disaster. The Southern Cloud, crashed on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne in 1931, killing the two crew and six passengers on board. Although its wreckage was not discovered for 27 years, the disappearance of the Southern Cloud prompted an investigating committee to advise that all passenger aircraft should be equipped with two-way radios.
In addition, ground radio stations should be established to communicate with the planes and to monitor progress towards their destinations.
|Address:||Tooma Road, Bald Hill, Tumbarumba, 2553|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.941917|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||21-March-1931|
|Actual Event End Date:||21-March-1931|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 15th March, 2008|