On July 28, 2004, at 1100 local time, an Australian registered Piper PA-31T (Cheyenne), was destroyed when it collided with rugged terrain approximately 18 nautical miles southeast of Benalla Airport, Victoria, Australia. The accident occurred during a GPS approach to the airport in low clouds and rain. The six occupants aboard the airplane were fatally injured in the accident. The cross-country flight originated from Bankstown Airport, Sydney, Australia, with a planned destination of Benalla.

The investigation of this accident is under the jurisdiction of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
PO Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608

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