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At approximately 1121 hours Eastern Summer Time on 29 February 1976, Piper PA32- 300 Cherokee Six aircraft registered VH-PGC crashed at a position 5 kilometres west of Merimbula Aerodrome, New South Wales, following structural disintegration in flight. The aircraft was engaged on a private flight from Cooma and was descending en route to Merimbula when the accident occurred. The aircraft was destroyed by aerodynamic and impact forces and the six occupants were killed.
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General details
Date: 29 February 1976 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1121 ESuT  
Location:Merimbula Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Airframe - Other 
Release date: 20 September 1977 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final  
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-PGC 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Cooma
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