Cerritos in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial
On August 31, 1986 at 11:56 A.M., two planes collided above a Cerritos neighborhood in the vicinity of Carmenita Road and 183rd Street. The tragic accident claimed 82 lives, destroyed 11 homes and severely damaged seven others. The collision 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 comfort and serenity to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
In loving memory of our Cerritos famillies and friends who perished in the Cerritos Air Disaster August 31, 1986
Cuauhtemoc 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
In memory of those who perished
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
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
Location. 33° 51.991′ N, 118° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cerritos CA 90703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Big Red Cars” (approx. 2.3 miles away); Norwalk Square (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 3 miles away); American Legion Norwalk Post 359 (approx. 3 miles away); Ranchos Los Alamitos - Los Cerritos - Los Coyotes (approx. 3.1 miles away); Challenger Crew (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cypress Police Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 3.3 miles away).
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