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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213377
Last updated: 14 January 2020
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Date:22-DEC-1969
Time:12:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402
Owner/operator:Leighton Contractors Ltd
Registration: VH-WLC
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3.2km SE of Gove Airport, NT -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YPGV
Destination airport:YPDN
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
At approximately 1257 hours CST on 22nd December, 1969, a Cessna 402 aircraft, registered VH-WLC, crashed and caught fire when it struck trees shortly after taking off from Gove, Northern Territory.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1969/aair/aair196903405/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24646/196903405.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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17-Jul-2018 08:19 Pineapple Added

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