Investigation number
196903405
Occurrence date
Location
South east of Gove
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

At approximately 1257 hours GST on 22nd December, 1969, a Cessna 402 aircraft,
registered VH-WLC, crashed and caught fire when it struck trees shortly after taking off from Gove,
Northern Territory.

The pilot, and three passengers, were killed in the accident. A fourth passenger, survived the impact but died soon after he was rescued on 24th December, 1969.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Gove
Destination
Darwin
Model
402
Registration
VH-WLC
Operation type
Business
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company
Departure time
1257