Aviation safety investigations & reports

Conaero LA4-200, VH-AOW, Aircraft Missing, 21 December 1984

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Throughout the afternoon the pilot had flown the aircraft on a number of sorties in the area. During the subject flight the pilot reported abeam a point on Hook Island, enroute to pick up some passengers he had dropped off earlier. No further communications were received from the aircraft. An extensive search failed to find any trace of the aircraft. A thorough investigation has found no reason for the disappearance of the aircraft.

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General details
Date: 21 December 1984   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1651    
Location: Aircraft Missing    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 23 October 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Lake A/C Div. Of Consolidated Aeronautics Inc.  
Aircraft model LA-4  
Aircraft registration VH-AOW  
Type of operation Charter  
Damage to aircraft Unknown  
Departure point Lindeman Island QLD  
Departure time 1651  
Destination Hook Reef, 40km NE of Hook Island QLD  
Last update 13 May 2014