Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182K, VH-DVN, Burrendong Dam, NSW, 31 July 1969

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Status: Completed
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On 31st July, 1969 at 1416 hours EST a Cessna 182K aircraft, registered VH-DVN, crashed into the waters of the Burrendong Dam, twelve miles south-east of Wellington, New South Wales. The bodies of two of the four occupants of the aircraft were recovered but the bodies of the other two occupants and the aircraft itself could not be located.

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General details
Date: 31 July 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1416 EST    
Location: Burrendong Dam    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 25 April 1970   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-DVN  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Bodangora airstrip near Wellington NSW  
Departure time 1115  
Destination Bankstown NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014