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23-March-2015
23-March-2015
Photographs supplied by Richard Rudd

The scented garden commemorates the victims of the Mount Emerald air crash which occured in May 1990.

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 aeroplane crashed south of Mareeba near Mount 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.

Location

Address:Abbott Street, Mareeba, 4880
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -16.993681
Long: 145.418008
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event Start Date:11-May-1990
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1990
Monument Manufacturer:Casey & Sons Monumentals

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th May, 1992
Front Inscription

This scented garden has been established in memory of the victims of the Mt. Emerald Air Disaster on 11th May, 1990

Those who perished 

[ Names ]

The Mareeba Shire Council wishes this to be a place of rest and enjoyment, particularly for the visually impaired.

11th May, 1992 

Source: MA
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