The crash site in 1989.
The plane's flight path and crash site.
Due to the remoteness of the area, debris still littered the
crash site in 2007.
To preserve the sanctity of the crash site, the memorial was
erected ten miles away.
Local inhabitants assisted the family in the construction of the
Mostly hand built, the memorial consists of a 200 foot diameter
circle of stones that were trucked to the site from 70
It took two month to build the memorial from May to June in
170 broken mirrors line the perimeter of the crash memorial
commemorating the lives lost.
The memorial also contains the wing from the airplane. It
was dug up from the sand and transported from the crash site to
the memorial site ten miles away.
A plaque containing the names of the victims was affixed to the
wing which was then placed vertically off the memorial.
The completed memorial depicts a scale representation of the
plane inside a compass, pointing along the plane's flight path
The memorial is so massive, it can clearly be seen on Google
Earth at 16°51′53.748″N 11°57′13.362″E.