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A memorial 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:||Kennedy Highway & Tate Road, Tolga, 4882|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -17.227469|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-May-1990|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-May-1990|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 11th May, 1992|
Plaque 1 :
In Memory Of Those Tragically Killed On Mt. Emerald While Returning By Plane From A North Queensland Local Government Conference At Airlie Beach On Friday 11th May 1990.
Plaque 2 :
This Memorial Cairn unveiled by His Excellency The Honourable Sir Walter Campbell, A.C. Governor of Queensland
On 11th May 1992