Event: 50th Anniversary of Hudson Crash
Tennant Creek Rotary invites community members to an unveiling of a memorial plaque at the airport
On: Saturday, 24 September 2016
Members of Tennant Creek Rotary (Rotary E-Club of Outback Australia) will be unveiling a memorial plaque at TC Airport at 11am to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragic aircraft crash.
On 24 September 1966, a VH AGE Lockheed Hudson plane crashed about two miles (3.2km) west of the Tennant Creek airport, killing the captain, four crew and one boy passenger.
The aircraft was owned and operated by aerial survey company Adastra, and at the time of the accident was returning from a magnetometer survey flight in an area about 120 miles (193km) southeast of Tennant Creek.
Those on board the aircraft were: Kenneth Rowlands (Captain), Robert Rowston (Co-pilot), David von Ploennies (Navigator), Leslie Sheffield (Electronics Engineer), James Moles (Technician) and Marvyn Matthews (11 years old, passenger).
For more details call TC Rotary President Pene Curtis on 0448 876968 and District Governor Nominee Greg Marlow on 0419 033 637.