Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial

Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial (HM1DYQ)

Location: Cerritos, CA 90703 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 51.991', W 118° 3.992'

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On August 31, 1986 at 11:56 A.M., two planes collided above a Cerritos neighborhood in the vicinity of Carmenita Road and 18rd Street. The tragic accident claimed 82 lives, destroyed 11 homes and severely damaged seven others. The collison was partially caused by inadequate airport approach and departure controls.

This tragedy became known as the Cerritos Air Disaster and resulted in implementation of safer procedures for airport approaches and departures.

The people of Cerritos offer this memorial in memory of those who perished in the Cerritos Air Disaster. May this memorial offer comfortand serenity to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

Left Panel:
In loving memory of our Cerritos famillies and friends who perished in the Cerritos Air Disaster August 31, 1986

Chauhtemoc Cronkhite - Tonantzin Cronkhite - Xochi Cronkhite - Anjelica Estrada - Frank Estrada - Freeman Jackson - Juanita Logan - Linda McIllwain - Kelsey Richard - Laura Richard - Jennifer Starr - Howard Yackytooahnipah - Sharon Yackytooahnipah

Right Panel:
In memory of those who perished in the DC-9 Aero Mexico flight 498 and the Piper Cherokee Archer II
Cerritos Air Disaster
August 31, 1986

Andrea Avila - Andres Avila - Rosa Ojeda de Avila - Laura Ballesteros - Carmen Barrero - Thomas Basye - Byron Booker - Aurea Caro - Frank Corella - Mark Corella - Howard Crosno - Robert Crosno - Juan Echeverri - Clemente Espinosa - Iris Ferrufino - Linda Garcia - Paul Garcia - Dinorah Gonzalez - Hector Gutierrez - Joe Guzman - Manuel Guzman - Robert Guzman - Sherryl Harveling - Sharon Hendricks - Wendy Hendricks - Rosalia Hernandez - Gregorio Huerta - Robert Kaptowsky - Elizabeth Knight - Patricia Knight - Rutulia Knight - Caroline Kramer - Kathleen Kramer - William Kramer - Elva Leanos - Raul Leanos - Carlos Lopez - Carlos Lopez, Jr. - Guadalipe Lopez - Patricia Lopez - Gloria Navis - Christina Pena - Elizabeth Pena - Maria Pena - Oscar Pena - Jesue Reyes - Donald Rush - Frederic Rush - Alma Sanchez - Sandra Stein - Stanley Stein - Dana Sicairos - Gabriel Sicairos - George Sicairos - Jorge Sicairos - Arturo Valdesprom - Hector Valencia - Jaime Ventura - Richard Walsh - Donald Winlack - Georgia Winlack - Donald Wong - Jason Wong - Stefan Wong
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 401351 N 3747867
Decimal Degrees33.86651667, -118.06653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 51.991', W 118° 3.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 51' 59.46" N, 118° 3' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)562, 626
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12429 Elgers St, Cerritos CA 90703, US
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