Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182G VH-DGT, Rankins Springs, New South Wales, 30 July 1976

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot, who did not hold an instrument rating and was therefore restricted to flight under the Visual Flight Rules. Aircraft seen entering cloud then struck mountain.
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General details
Date: 30 July 1976   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0851 ESuT    
Location: Rankins Springs    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 20 September 1977   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-DGT  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Pevensey Station  
Departure time 0809  
Destination Narromine  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Private 95 141
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 3 0 4
Total: 1 3 0 4
Last update 13 May 2014