Investigation number
196903380
Occurrence date
Location
Kyancutta
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Fatal

The pilot lodged a flight plan at Parafield for a return flight to Ceduna and the aircraft departed shortly after
first light. It was raining on arrival Ceduna and the weather conditions further deteriorated during the day to frequent periods of light to moderate drizzle and rain from overcast middle level cloud and the development of low stratus cloud. The pilot decided to return to Parafield, as planned, after being briefed that the weather conditions at Ceduna were marginal for flight under Visual Flight Rules and that similar conditions could be expected along the route.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Ceduna
Destination
Parafield
Model
206
Registration
VH-UPK
Operation type
Private
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Departure time
1407