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Lockhart River Air Crash Memorial : 05-07-2012
Lockhart River Air Crash Memorial : 05-07-2012
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A monument commemorates the fifteen victims who were killed when plane crashed en route from Bamaga to Lockhart River.

Fifteen people were killed when a plane crashed into a hill in rugged terrain on its approach to the Iron Range Airport at Lockhart River on the Cape York Peninsula on the 7th May 2005. The plane was on route from Bamaga at the tip of the Peninsula, to Cairns with a stopover at Lockhart River.

The wreckage of the 19 seater Metroliner, operated in affiliation between Aero-Tropics and Transair, was located on a hillside in tropical forest approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Lockhart River. All thirteen passengers and the two crew members - twelve men and three women - were killed in the crash. Witnesses said that the weather was bad with low clouds and some heavy rain.


Address:Airport Road, Bamaga Airport, Bamaga, 4876
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -10.94304
Long: 142.449864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event STart Date:07-May-2005
Actual Event End Date:07-May-2005


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th May, 2006
Front Inscription

LOCKHART RIVER PLANE CRASH                               
In memory of The 13 passengers and 2 crew who departed from this airport en route to Cairns on 7th May 2005 and tragically lost their lives when the plane crashed on approach to the Iron Range airport at Lockhart River

Always in our hearts
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Erected on the First  Anniversary of the Air Crash
7 May 2006

Queensland Government


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