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.
|Date:||08 February 1969||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||South Australia||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||05 September 1969||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|