Central Region

Czech Crash Monument

Gander

Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Winter months accessible by snowmobile or snowshoes)

Czechoslovakian Airlines Flight 523, an Ilyushin Il-18D, was a scheduled flight from Prague to Havana, Cuba, via Gander International Airport, with 69 people on board. On Sept 5 1967 it crashed just seconds after taking off from a refueling stop at Gander. Thirty-five people were killed. In 2015 a memorial plaque was unveiled in Gander to honour the victims. The plaque site is located adjacent to the NL T’Railway track, about 1.6 km east of the Circular Rd/T’Railway intersection.

Locations & Dates

  • 1.6 km East of the Circular Road/T'Railway intersection, North of the Airport runways, Gander
  • 48.9487, -54.5524
  • Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Winter months accessible by snowmobile or snowshoes)

Pricing

Free.