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The aircraft departed on a flight to Moorabbin at 1348 hours.

Late that night a report was made to the Melbourne Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre that the aircraft had not arrived at Moorabbin. Following unsuccessful initial checks a full search was initiated. This was hampered the next day by poor weather.

Early on the morning of 2 November the wreckage was sighted from the air. Both occupants had been killed in the accident.

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General details
Date: 31 October 1992 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1356 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):37km NNE Launceston Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Tasmania Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 27 May 1994 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-32 
Aircraft registration: VH-JBA 
Serial number: 32-801-3031 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Launceston, TAS
Departure time:1348 ESuT
Destination:Morrabbin, Vic
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Pilot-in-CommandPrivate101.0735
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 11NaN
Total:11NaNNaN
 
 
 
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