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Viscount Air Crash : 31-05-2014
Viscount Air Crash : 31-05-2014

Photographs supplied by Paul O`Dea / Roger Johnson

The memorial commemorates the 40th anniversary of Ansett Vickers Viscount 800 which crashed near Winton in 1966. The plaque from the cairn which was erected by Winton Jaycees at the site of the crash on Nadjayamba Station in 1967 is also on the memorial. 

On 22 September 1966, a Vickers Viscount departed from Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia for a 73-minute flight to Longreach. Forty-four minutes after takeoff a fire started in one of the engines. The crew were unable to extinguish the fire or feather the propeller so made an emergency descent with the intention of landing at Winton, a small town along the route. The fire spread to the fuel tank and weakened the wing structure so that a large part of the left wing broke away and the aircraft crashed. All twenty-four occupants were killed. The accident remains the fifth-worst in Australia's civil aviation history.


Address:Elderslie Street, Winton, 4735
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -22.390148
Long: 143.038829
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:22-September-1966
Actual Event End Date:22-September-2006


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 22nd September, 2006
Front Inscription

This memorial commemorates the 40th anniversary of the crash of Viscount VH-RMI at Nadjayamba Station

Unveiled by Cr. Bruce Collins  ~ Mayor of the Shire of Winton

22nd September 2006

(photograph of Nadjayamba Station Cairn)

Nadjayamba Memorial Cairn photographed 2006
Commissioned by        Winton District Historical Society and Museum Inc     
With assistance from   Corfield and Fitzmaurice   Winton Tourism Development Centre Association                  
                                     Mount Isa Mines               Winton Shire Council

Plaque : 

This cairn was erected by the Winton Jaycees on 24th September 1967 in memory of crew

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Who died as a result of Viscount VH RM1 crashing on this site at 1.03 pm on Thursday 22nd September 1966


Source: MA
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