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At approximately 1445 hours, EST, on 29 December, 1974 a Cessna 172K aircraft, registered VH-KUE, crashed into the sea some eight kilometres north of Slade Point, Queensland. The bodies of two of the three occupants of the aircraft and portions of the aircraft wreckage were subsequently located and recovered from the sea.
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General details
Date: 29 December 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1445 EST  
Location:Slade Point, near Mackay Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 08 January 1976 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-KUE 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Brampton Island
Departure time:1439
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Last update 13 May 2014