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The plaque commemorates those who lost their lives in the Dakota DC3 crash in 1961. 

The crash site, on a property near Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, still bears evidence of the aircraft crash, which occurred in July 1961, and claimed the lives of four crew members. Remarkably, three crew members survived the impact. The aircrew and aircraft had been involved in the calibration of a number of tracking stations around Australia associated with the NASA Mercury Space Program.


Address:On property near Pearce Air Base, Bullsbrook, 6084
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.678611
Long: 116.024722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:31-July-1961
Actual Event End Date:31-July-1961


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th July, 2002
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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