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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156761
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:09-JAN-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-WGB
C/n / msn: 25098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goughs Bay, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Goughs Bay, Victoria
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This early Cessna 170B was imported second hand in April 1959 for the Lutheran Mission at Madang,PNG, and registered as VH-WGB. It was later sold to John Bjelke-Petersen, a prominent Queensland Lutheran and Kingoroy-based aerial agricultural operator, who later went on to become Premier of Queensland. VH-WGB was wrecked on 9 January 1973 when it stuck trees during a go-around on a strip at Goughs Bay, Victoria

Sources:

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-WGB.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2013 11:04 Uli Elch Added
19-Jun-2013 11:31 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Damage, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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