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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 05 September 1969 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
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
Fatal: 1506
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