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The aircraft was on an IFR charter flight from Longreach to Wagga and at 1943 reported at 37 DME Wagga, leaving 9000ft on descent. The pilot was requested to call Wagga.

Tower at 25 DME, but failed to do so. The wreckage of the aircraft was subsequently located near Coolamon, some 30 NM NNW of Wagga, following an apparent high speed, in-flight breakup.

The weather in the area at the time is reported to have been poor. In addition, the wife of the pilot is reported to have spoken to her husband by telephone at about 1940. It is believed that he told her that the aircraft had suffered a double gyro failure.

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General details
Date: 28 July 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1949 EST  
Location   (show map):19km NNE Coolamon Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: In-flight break-up 
Release date: 15 March 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 310 
Aircraft registration: VH-MFK 
Serial number: 310R-0130 
Type of operation: Charter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Longreach, QLD
Departure time:1537 EST
Destination:Wagga Wagga, NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1304
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Last update 13 May 2014