80th Anniversary of Kyeema Crash

On the 25th October 1938 an Australian National Airways Douglas DC-2, the “KYEEMA” commenced its approach to Essendon Airport through heavy fog, having flown from Adelaide. It is believed the crew miscalculated their location and crashed in to the western slopes of Mount Dandenong, killing the crew of 4 and 14 passengers.

Following this tragedy, a Royal Commission saw the creation of the new Department of Civil Aviation and Australia’s system of air traffic control.

Each year members of the Victoria Group of theĀ Australian Air League take part in a ceremony at the crash site to remember those who lose their lives.

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