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About ten minutes after the aircraft had taken off the loader observed a fire on the side of a hill. Investigation revealed the burnt wreckage of the aircraft.
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General details
Date: 19 December 1994 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1940 ESuT  
Location   (show map):60km NW Taree Cooplacurripa St Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 19 May 1995 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: de Havilland Canada 
Aircraft model: DHC-2 
Aircraft registration: VH-BSC 
Serial number: 1617 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Cooplacurripa NSW
Departure time:1930 ESuT
Destination:Cooplacurripa NSW
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 13 May 2014