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At 1001 hours CST on 12 May 1973, a Beech 35/C33 Debonair aircraft, registered VH-DHI, struck the ground near the top of a ridge three miles west-north-west of Myponga, South Australia. It was found that the aircraft had struck rising ground, some 750 yards from the coast near the top of a north-south ridge, while travelling in a westerly direction and in a substantially level altitude. The altimeter subscale was set to 1019 millibars, which was the current area QNH. An examination of the wreckage failed to reveal any evidence of a defect or malfunction in the aircraft which might have contributed to the accident.
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General details
Date: 12 May 1973 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1001 CST  
Location:Myponga Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 20 January 1974 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 35 
Aircraft registration: VH-DHI 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Moorabbin
Departure time:0634
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Last update 13 May 2014