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The aircraft was conducting a survey flight at between 110 to 600 ft AGL. At 83km south of Whyalla the pilot gave a mayday call advising of an engine failure, but did not have sufficient time to give the exact location. After an extensive search the passenger was found alive in Spencers Gulf by fishermen, and a short time later the body of the pilot was found in the same area.

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General details
Date: 06 July 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1050 CST  
Location   (show map):83km S Whyalla Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 05 March 1996 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-KFF 
Serial number: U20604106 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Whyalla, SA
Departure time:0815 CST
Destination:Whyalla, SA
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1NaN
Minor: 1NaN
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