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At 0830 hours Western Standard Time on 31st December, 1968, a Viscount 720C aircraft, registered VH-RMQ, was scheduled to commence a regular public transport service, designated Flight 1750, from Perth to Port Hedland in the State of Western Australia.

The aircraft struck the ground in open spinifex-grassed country. The aircraft was destroyed by severe impact forces and the major portion was also affected by an intense post-impact fire.

There were 22 passengers and 4 crew on board, none of the aircraft occupants survived the impact.

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General details
Date: 31 December 1968 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1135  
Location:near Port Hedland Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Western Australia  
Release date: 21 September 1969  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Fatal: 422026
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