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Throughout the afternoon the pilot had flown the aircraft on a number of sorties in the area. During the subject flight the pilot reported abeam a point on Hook Island, enroute to pick up some passengers he had dropped off earlier. No further communications were received from the aircraft. An extensive search failed to find any trace of the aircraft. A thorough investigation has found no reason for the disappearance of the aircraft.

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General details
Date: 21 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1651  
Location:Aircraft Missing Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 23 October 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Lake A/C Div. Of Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. 
Aircraft model: LA-4 
Aircraft registration: VH-AOW 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Unknown 
Departure point:Lindeman Island QLD
Departure time:1651
Destination:Hook Reef, 40km NE of Hook Island QLD
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