Date & Time: Dec 16, 1980
Bankstown - Melbourne
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While flying over the Snowy Mountains on a cargo flight from Bankstown to Melbourne, the pilot reported icing conditions. Shortly later, the three engine airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed. It was later reported that a cold front was coming across the area with low temperatures and icing conditions.
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of an excessive accumulation of ice on airframe as well as on carburetors.