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Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, June 9, 2013
1. Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial
Inscription. 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 comfort and 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
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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
 
Location. 33° 51.991′ N, 118° 3.992′ W. Marker is in Cerritos, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from 183rd Street west of Bloomfield Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden west of Cerritos City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Cerritos CA 90703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Michael Kindig, June 9, 2013
3. Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial [Left Panel]
are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Big Red Cars” (approx. 2.3 miles away); Carson Street Landscaping (approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing); 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); The Boys of Del Valle Park (approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 
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By Michael Kindig, June 9, 2013
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5. Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 2,158 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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