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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213883
Last updated: 24 February 2021
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Date:02-APR-1975
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-RGU
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Aurukun Mission, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:YBWP
Destination airport:YAUR
Narrative:
On 2 April 1975, a Cessna 172K aircraft, registered VH-RGU, disappeared while on a flight from Weipa to Aurukun Mission, Queensland. The pilot was the only person on board the aircraft. No trace of the aircraft has been found; however on 12 April 1975, the body of the pilot was found on a tidal flat in Archer Bay, five kilometres west of Aurukun Mission.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1975/aair/aair197500012/


Revision history:

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