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Preliminary report released 19 December 2008

On the morning of 16 October 2008, a Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan, registered VH-WRT, being operated on a freight charter flight, was reported missing near Elcho Island, NT. Subsequently, items of wreckage from the aircraft were found in Buckingham Bay. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was assumed to be fatally injured.

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