Light Plane Wreckage - WA

Point of Interest 

Position

DEG: -28.273439 126.971588
DMS: 28º 16' 24.38" S 126º 58' 17.72" E
UTM: 52 J 6870838mN 301044mE
Altitude: 357.36m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

240.2kms South of Warburton
449.52kms East of Laverton
485.34kms SouthWest of Kulpitjata
786.84kms NorthEast of Esperance

Address & Contact

Beadell WA
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The plane wreck was from a Goldfields Air Services flight that crashed on 28th Jan 1993, 305 km north of Forrest. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the occurrence brief states that "Both engines stopped operating during cruise flight. The pilot carried out a forced landing in unsuitable terrain. There was adequate fuel on board for the flight and the pilot reported a problem with the fuel selectors/pumps". All four persons on board sustained serious injuries.

The track to the crash site was made in 1995 by a West Australian who received the lat/long of the crash site from a pilot. Back then the plane was totally intact, less the instruments. Vandals have since taken the engines and by reading the visitors book it seems many other items are slowly "disappearing". Even the visitors book went missing for a few years but it now back in place together with a new book.

The plane wreck is accessible off the Anne Beadell Highway. The track swings away from the main Anne Beadell track roughly to the north for about 6km and crosses a number of sand dunes. It's a beautiful drive and a refreshing change of driving style and scenery. It may take roughly 66 minutes to drive in and out including a 25minute stop at the site.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Forrest at 20/08:30pm WST
Distance from Light Plane Wreckage 306.2km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.8°C17.9°C75%16.2°C1013.0hPa0.0mmSE26km/hr
14knots
33km/hr
18knots

Closest Climatic Station

Warburton Airfield
Distance from Light Plane Wreckage 241.05km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.036.533.929.324.320.720.723.127.931.634.336.6
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.915.110.46.45.77.111.215.518.521.3
Mean Rain mm28.536.731.418.015.417.912.99.85.714.824.731.5

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