The People

The crash of the Australian National Airways VHU-YY flight from Melbourne to Broken Hill via Kerang and Mildura affected a wide range of the community. In this part of the website, we will look at three distinct groups – those on the plane, the witnesses to the crash and those who have been affected since.

People on the plane:

PILOT: Captain Alan Leigh MURN

CO-PILOT: Flight Officer Orville Darcy OPENSHAW


We are immensely grateful to the relatives of those who lost their lives in this crash for their willingness to share their family’s memories and for their contributions to the telling of those stories. Images and text as provided by those family members and members of affected communities is published with permission and copyright remains with the authors.

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