At approximately 2145 hours on 28 August 1983, in the course of a planned charter,
Instrument Flight Rules night flight from Windorah to Toowoomba, Beech 200 Super
King Air aircraft VH-KTE broke up in flight and crashed to the ground 3.5 kilometres
south of Adavale, 201 km from Windorah, and on the aircraft's planned track.
The pilot-in-command and the 11 passengers were killed when the aircraft fuselage,
devoid of wings and empennage, impacted the ground, inverted.
The Adavale police officer reported the accident to the duty officer of the Department
of Aviation, Queensland Region. An investigation team from the Bureau of Air Safety
Investigation assembled at Adavale on the morning of 29 August 1983.