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At approximately 1216 hours Central Summer Time (CSuT) on 1 February 1976, a Piper PA28-180 Cherokee Archer aircraft, registered VH-UQN, and a Cessna 172M aircraft, registered VH-UGC, collided in flight at a height of about 250 feet, while both aircraft were on final approach for landing on Runway 15 Left at Parafield Airport, Adelaide, South Australia. The aircraft remained locked together following the collision and dived almost vertically to the ground 835 metres before the threshold of the runway. The sole occupant of the Piper and the four occupants of the Cessna were killed.
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General details
Date: 01 February 1976 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1853 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Parafield Occurrence type:Airborne collision 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 20 November 1976 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-UGC 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Parafield SA
Destination:Parafield SA
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-UQN 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Parafield SA
Destination:Parafield SA
 
 
 
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