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Wondai Plane Crash : 14-08-2012
Wondai Plane Crash : 14-08-2012

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument was erected in memory of the victims of the Wondai aeroplane crash in 1990 and also recognises the community effort at the scene of the accident.

Beech E90 VH-LFH was being flown by the owner as pilot-in-command for the flight. The pilot had submitted a flight plan nominating a private category, single pilot, instrument flight rules (IFR) flight, from Cairns to Wondai and thence to Camden. The aeroplane was conducting a night departure from Runway 36 at Wondai, Queensland.

After an apparently normal take-off, it struck the ground 600 metres beyond the end of the runway in a shallow, wings level descent and at high speed. The aeroplane was destroyed by impact forces and fire, and five of the six occupants on board were killed.

All occupants had injuries consistent with high impact forces. The surviving passenger's injuries would have been fatal had it not been for the prompt arrival of medical assistance.


Address:Byee Road, Wondai, 4606
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.258681
Long: 151.854768
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:26-July-1990
Actual Event End Date:26-July-1990


Front Inscription

This Monument Is In Memory Of

            JIM BRADY
            DAVID FERRIER
            TONY HAMMENT (Pilot)
            KEN NEWTON
            PETER WEIR
Who Died Tragically From A Plane Crash
At 10.45pm On 26. 7. 1990 
And In Recognition Of An Outstanding
And Compassionate Community Effort 
        At The Scene

Sole Survivor  Jim Della-Vedova

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