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On 28th January, 1970 at approximately 2137 hours EST, a Cessna 402 aircraft, registered VH-RIZ, struck trees and crashed to the ground on the western side of Bell Peak North, Queensland. The aircraft crashed in a heavily timbered area and the wreckage was scattered on a mean bearing of 310 degrees magnetic. Examination of the impact marks indicated that the aircraft had been under control in substantially level flight and probably descending at a shallow angle at the time of the accident.
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General details
Date: 28 January 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2137 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Bell Peak North Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 February 1971 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 402 
Aircraft registration: VH-RIZ 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Mackay
Departure time:1949
Destination:Cairns
 
 
 
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