Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna P206A, VH-UPK, Kyancutta, SA, 8 February 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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.
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General details
Date: 08 February 1969   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1510 CST    
Location: Kyancutta    
State: South Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 05 September 1969   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-UPK  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Ceduna  
Departure time 1407  
Destination Parafield  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 5 0 6
Total: 1 5 0 6
Last update 13 May 2014