Aviation safety investigations & reports

Aero Commander 500S, VH-EXT, Warracknabeal, Vic, 6 May 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At approximately 1935 hours EST on 6 May, 1969 an Aero Commander 500S aircraft, registered VIJ-EXT, struck the ground and crashed 2 miles west of Warracknabeal Aerodrome, Victoria, while making an approach to land at that aerodrome.
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General details
Date: 06 May 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1935 EST    
Location: Warracknabeal    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 06 October 1971   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aero Commander  
Aircraft model 500  
Aircraft registration VH-EXT  
Type of operation Air Transport Low Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Essendon  
Destination Warracknabeal  
Last update 13 May 2014