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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33560
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:20-JUN-1974
Time:15:45 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210 Centurion
Owner/operator:Whittlesea Flying School Pty Ltd (regd. owner)
Registration: VH-KIG
MSN: 2105....
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Dom Dom, 9 Km NE of Healesville, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland (BNE/YBAF)
Destination airport:Moorabbin, Melbourne (MBW/YMMB)
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
At about 1545 hours EST on 18 June, 1974 a Cessna 210H aircraft, registered VH-KIG, flew into the south-western side of the 2,428 foot-high Mount Dom Dom, Victoria, about 100 feet below the summit. The aircraft was on a private flight from Archerfield, Queensland, via Mudgee, New South Wales, to Moorabbin, Victoria. Mount Dom Dom is approximately 9 Km south-east of Healesville, Victoria, at approximate coordinates: 3735′S, 14540′E

The four occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and subsequent fire. The eyewitness evidence indicates that the pilot was attempting to maintain visual flight below cloud but as the clearance between the cloud base and the rising terrain around Mt. Dom Dom reduced this finally became impossible.

The four person on board, all of whom were killed, were:
Ruth Isabel Hodges (aged 53, pilot)
Louise Ann Maree Gursanscky (passenger)
Rhonda Violet Dennis (passenger) and
Joy Rosemary Dixon (passenger).

Sources:

1. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1974/aair/aair197403128.aspx
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Dom_Dom
3. http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24681/197403128.pdf

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


Images:


Photo: BASI

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-May-2014 03:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2018 20:12 harro Updated [Photo]

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