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The aircraft departed from runway 31. Runway lights were operating at the time. Dark night conditions prevailed. Witnesses heard and saw the aircraft flying low west of runway 31 and saw it descended very steeply. It impacted the ground 255 metres right of runway 31 centreline and about 900 metres from the 31 threshold. The ground impact marks and wreckage pattern indicated that the aircraft impacted left wing tip first in a very steep nose down attitude heading about 2780M but in a left turn. There were no survivors.

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General details
Date: 10 October 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1950 EST  
Location   (show map):Warrnambool, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 04 February 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 182 
Aircraft registration: VH-XTK 
Serial number: 18268210 
Type of operation: Business 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Warrnambool, Vic.
Departure time:1948 EST
Destination:Moorabbin, Vic.
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1203
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