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Examination of the aircraft wreckage revealed that the flaps were in the fully extended position. Performance data in respect of the aircraft type indicates that, had the flaps of VH-SVD been retracted at an early stage of the abandoned approach, it would have been possible for the aircraft to have outclimbed the terrain into which it crashed.
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General details
Date: 21 November 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1805 ESuT  
Location:near Point Lookout Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 28 September 1977  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180 
Aircraft registration: VH-SVD 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Armidale
Departure time:1729
Destination:Point Lookout
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