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During the flight over the Simpson Desert, the pilot realised that the ground features were difficult to relate to his map. Large areas were covered in flood waters which distorted the usual ground features. While still outside the 40 nautical mile rated coverage of the Birdsville Non Directional Beacon

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General details
Date: 12 September 1990 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1855  
Location:120km North of Birdsville Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 10 December 1990  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 23 
Aircraft registration: VH-TPW 
Serial number: M-658 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Alice Springs NT
Departure time:1422
Destination:Birdsville QLD
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