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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 20 September 1977 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
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
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1304
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