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The aircraft was engaged on a newspaper delivery flight from Adelaide to Whyalla with intermediate stops at Port Lincoln and Port Pirie. One passenger was carried.

Examination of the wreckage indicated that the aircraft had first contacted rising ground on a northerly heading, in a climbing attitude and with the wings level. It had then slid uphill for some 130 metres before coming to rest. The accident site was 414 feet above the elevation of the aerodrome. Both propellers were rotating at the time of impact and there was no evidence that the engines were not capable of delivering normal power. The landing gear was retracted and the flaps were fully up. Significant right rudder trim and right wing down aileron trim were set, indicating that an asymmetric power condition had been adopted during the flight.

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General details
Date: 04 February 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0302 CSuT  
Location:Port Lincoln Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 05 March 1975 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 95 
Aircraft registration: VH-CFO 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Port Lincoln
Departure time:0300
Destination:Port Pirie
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