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The aircraft was being flown in company with a helicopter. While enroute the pilots had been requested to check the surface of Lake Torrens for suitability for future operations. The helicopter was landed on a section of the lake which was assessed as suitable for the fixed wing aircraft. The pilot of that aircraft also assessed the area as suitable and a landing was made at a touchdown speed of 40 knots. Shortly after the nose wheel contacted the surface it began to sink in the soft ground and the aircraft overturned.

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General details
Date: 14 November 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1445  
Location:16 Km East of Andamooka Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia  
Release date: 11 February 1985  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Transavia Corp Pty Ltd 
Aircraft model: PL-12 
Aircraft registration: VH-IVH 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Leigh Creek SA
Departure time:1406
Destination:Coober Pedy SA
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