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Cessna 320D Skyknight, VH-CPP, near Coolangatta, Qld, 20 November 1970

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 23 March 1972   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

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  
Destination Coolangatta  
Last update 16 May 2014