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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 25 April 1970 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
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
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Last update 13 May 2014