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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27147
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:13-JUL-1972
Time:07:48 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Owner/operator:Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty. Ltd.
Registration: VH-CIZ
C/n / msn: 31-682
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Golden Grove, Mount Lofty Ranges, 13 miles NE of Adelaide Airport, SA -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Adelaide, South Australia (ADL/YPAD)
Destination airport:Moomba Private Airstrip, South Australia
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
At approximately 07:48 hours Central Standard Time on 13 July 1972 a Piper PA31-310 Navajo aircraft, registered VH-CIZ, struck the ground in a shallow dive at Golden Grove in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges some 13 miles north-east of Adelaide Airport, South Australia.

The aircraft was engaged in operating a charter flight for the carriage of passengers and freight from Adelaide to Moomba. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and the pilot and seven passengers were killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1972/aair/aair197203861.aspx
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1972/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-adelaide-8-killed/]
3. http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24676/197203861.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Apr-2014 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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