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Maroochydore Air Crash Memorial  / March 2013
Maroochydore Air Crash Memorial / March 2013

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A 2.4 metre display which contains a description of the accident, the names of the victims and historic photos is a memorial to the victims of the Wirraway Aircraft which plunged into a crowded beach in 1950. The memorial pays tribute to those killed and injured in the crash and pays tribute to family and friends and those who were affected by the accident.

The Maroochy air crash was an aircraft accident that occurred on 30 December 1950 at 11.10am at Maroochydore beach, Queensland. Three children were killed and 14 others were seriously injured as a result of the accident.

The Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.)  Wirraway A20-212 had been circling between Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland during a routine shark patrol when it suddenly banked steeply and crashed onto the crowded beach in front of the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The pilot and his observer survived the impact of the crash.

 

 

Location

Address:Alexandra Parade, Boardwalk near Maroochydore Surf Club, Maroochydore, 4558
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.656611
Long: 153.103682
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 9th March, 2013
Source: MA
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