The flight was arranged by the pilot with the Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia and was to bo conducted in accordance with FAI rules governing a class of aeroplanes having piston engines and weighing from 1000 kilograms to less than 1750 kilograms. An observer was appointed to monitor the attempt. He witnessed the weighing of the aircraft and also installed a sealed barograph which was intended to substantiate the actual altitude reached.
The pilot was a flying instructor and charter pilot in the employ of Rossair Pty. Ltd. and that company assigned the aircraft for the attempt on the altitude record.
|Date:||27 March 1976||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||Blackwood, 10 km S Adelaide||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Fire|
|Release date:||14 June 1979||Occurrence class:||Operational|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Parafield SA|
|Role||Class of licence||Hours on type||Hours total|