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At about 0600 hours the pilot and his passengers proceeded by motor vehicle from Kondut to the aerodrome at Wongan Hills. At 0632 hours the pilot contacted the Perth Briefing Office by telephone and. after obtaining the appropriate area meteorological forecast, he submitted flight plan details in respect of a flight to Bibby Spring and return. He indicated that his expected time of departure from Wongan Hills was 0645 hours, the flight time would be 45 minutes in each direction, the fuel endurance was 180 minutes and the flight was to be conducted in accordance with the Visual Flight Rules.
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General details
Date: 01 September 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0647 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Wongan Hills Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 04 February 1976 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-STG 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Wongan Hills
Departure time:0643 hours
Destination:Bibby Spring
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandPrivate670
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 1102
Total:1102
 
 
 
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