Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 210H, VH-KIG, Mt. Dom Dom, Healesville, Vic, 18 June 1974

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 1545 hours EST on 18 June, 1974 a Cessna 210H aircraft, registered VH-KIG, flew into the south-western side of Mount Dom Dom, Victoria, about 100 feet below the summit. The aircraft was on a private flight from Archerfield, Queensland, via Mudgee, New South Wales, to Moorabbin, Victoria. The four occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and subsequent fire. The eyewitness evidence indicates that the pilot was attempting to maintain visual flight below cloud but as the clearance between the cloud base and the rising terrain around Mt. Dom Dom reduced this finally became impossible.
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General details
Date: 18 June 1974   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1545 EST    
Location: Mt. Dom Dom, Healesville    
State: Victoria    
Release date: 04 March 1975   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 210  
Aircraft registration VH-KIG  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Mudgee  
Destination Moorabbin  
Last update 01 April 2011