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At 1703 hours CST on 13 March, 1975 a Cessna 31QN aircraft, registered VH-SDE, struck a 60 feet high radio mast and dived to the ground at Fltzroy Station, Northern Territory. The aircraft was destroyed by Impact forces and subsequent fire and the five occupants were killed.
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General details
Date: 13 March 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1703 ESuT  
Location:Fitzroy Station Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 29 August 1975 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-SDE 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Kununurra, NT
Destination:Timber Creek, NT
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1405
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