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Cessna Aircraft Company, 182F, VH-CNG, 22km SSE Proserpine, Aerodrome, Qld

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Status: Completed
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The aircraft struck powerlines while manoeuvering near the Bloomsbury airfield. It then fell to the ground on the edge of a small dam. Most of the aircraft was destroyed by fire but the empenage came to rest on a small boat moored at the edge of the dam.

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General details
Date: 08 January 1997   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0856 EST    
Location   (show map): 22km SSE Proserpine, Aerodrome    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Ditching  
Release date: 26 September 1997   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 182  
Aircraft registration VH-CNG  
Serial number 182-54642  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Mackay, Qld  
Departure time 0832 EST  
Destination Mackay, Qld  
Crew details
Role Class of licence Hours on type Hours total
Pilot-in-Command Private 710.7 1110
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 13 May 2014