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On 2 April, 1975 a Cessna 172K aircraft, registered VH-RGU, disappeared while on a flight from Welpa to Aurukun Mission, Queensland. The pilot, was the only person on board the aircraft. No trace of the aircraft has been found; however on 12 April, 1975 the body of the pilot was found on a tidal flat in Archer Bay, five kilometres west of Aurukun Mission.
General details
Date: 02 April 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1000 EST  
Location:near Aurukun Mission Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 02 October 1975 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-RGU 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Welpa
Departure time:0923
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Last update 13 May 2014