Incident Cessna 170B VH-WGB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156761
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 170B
Registration: VH-WGB
MSN: 25098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Goughs Bay, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Goughs Bay, Victoria
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
This early Cessna 170B was imported second hand in April 1959 for the Lutheran Mission at Madang,PNG, and registered as VH-WGB. It was later sold to John Bjelke-Petersen, a prominent Queensland Lutheran and Kingoroy-based aerial agricultural operator, who later went on to become Premier of Queensland. VH-WGB was wrecked on 9 January 1973 when it stuck trees during a go-around on a strip at Goughs Bay, Victoria


Revision history:

19-Jun-2013 11:04 Uli Elch Added
19-Jun-2013 11:31 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Damage, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jun-2022 02:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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