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On 20 November, 1970 a Cessna 320D "Skyknight" aircraft, registered VH-CPP, disappeared on a flight from Bankstown, New South Wales to Coolangatta, Queensland, and no trace has been found of the aircraft or its two occupants.

Search operations commenced early on the morning of 21 November and continued for 6 days, during which helicopters and fixed wing aircraft flew a combined total of more than 203 hours. Numerous sighting and hearing reports were checked by aircraft and ground parties but no trace has been found of the aircraft or its occupants.

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General details
Date: 20 November 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830  
Location   (show map):near Coolangatta Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 23 March 1972 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 320 
Aircraft registration: VH-CPP 
Operator: VH-KQH 
Type of operation: Private 
Departure point:Bankstown
Departure time:1634
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Last update 16 May 2014