Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ventnor : St Boniface Down -
- Channel Airways Dakota crash, 1962 -

Location

At St Boniface Down, near Radar Station, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

A stainless steel plaque marking the site of the crash in 1962.
Memorial

Ventnor Dakota crash memorial plaque
 
Ventnor Dakota crash G-AGZB
 
Inscription

IN MEMORY OF THE PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD
CHANNEL AIRWAYS DC3 'DAKOTA' G-AGZB
LOST NEAR THIS MONUMENT IN DENSE FOG
SUNDAY 6TH MAY 1962
DURING A FLIGHT FROM JERSEY TO PORTSMOUTH
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FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT IT BECAME MANDATORY FOR ALL
AIRFIELDS HANDLING PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO BE EQUIPPED WITH
RADIO COMMUNICATION AND AIRLINES WERE REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO
AIR MINISTRY APPROVED WEATHER MINIMA.

THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED ON THE 41st ANNIVERSARY OF THE
ACCIDENT IN THE PRESENCE OF SURVIVORS, RELATIVES, WITNESSES
AND RESCUERS.


 
Further Information

Ross Floyd's Website giving details of the crash
 




 
 

 
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