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The crash site, on a property near Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, still bears evidence of the aircraft crash, which occurred in July 1961, and claimed the lives of four crew members. Remarkably, three crew members survived the impact.
The aircrew and aircraft had been involved in the calibration of a number of tracking stations around Australia associated with the NASA Mercury Space Program.

Location

Address:On property near Pearce Air Base, Bullsbrook, 6084
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.678611
Long: 116.024722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event STart Date:31-July-1961
Actual Event End Date:31-July-1961

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th July, 2002
Source: MA
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