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Mount Emerald Air Crash
Mount Emerald Air Crash

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The monument commemorates the loss of ten Shire Councillors and the pilot who died when a plane crashed near Mount Emerald in 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 plane 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:Kennedy Highway & Tate Road, Tolga, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.227469
Long: 145.478244
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Aviation
Actual Event Start Date:11-May-1990
Actual Event End Date:11-May-1990

Dedication

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

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.

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Plaque :

This Memorial Cairn unveiled by His Excellency the Honourable Sir Walter Campbell, A.C. Governor of Queensland on 11th May 1992

Source: MA
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