On February 19, 2004, at an estimated time of 0543 universal coordinated time (UTC), an Aero Commander 500, registration number VH-LST, collided with terrain 30 miles north-northwest of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. The airplane departed Hobart en route to Devonport, Tasmania, on a positioning (ferry) flight at 1645 local time on February 19. The wreckage was discovered on a ridgeline at 2036 local time.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of and is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
15 Mort Street, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608, Australia

Phone +61 2 6274 6464
Fax +61 2 6274 6699
Web site

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