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At 1201 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 5 January 1982, shortly after taking off from Runway 10 Left at Archerfield Airport, Cessna 411A aircraft, registered VH-AYE, crashed into an annex attached to a Thiess Contractors workshop located in Kerry Road, Archerfield. The accident site was 455 metres east-north-east from the departure end of the runway. The pilot and four workmen taking their lunch break in the annex were killed. The aircraft and the annex were destroyed by impact forces and the following explosion and fire.

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General details
Date: 05 January 1982 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1201 CST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Archerfield  
State: Queensland  
Release date: 20 March 1983 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 411 
Aircraft registration: VH-AYE 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Archerfield, QLD
Destination:Archerfield, QLD
 
 
 
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