The pilot took off for a local flight and shortly afterwards the aircraft was seen by witnesses on the ground flying at heights variously estimated at 40 to 300 feet above ground level. As the aircraft approached the western boundary of the Tenterfield Golf Course it was seen to enter a manoeuvre having some semblance to a stall turn or a partial loop. The aircraft did not recover from this manoeuvre and struck the ground in a steep nose down attitude.
|Date:||23 August 1969||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||04 February 1971||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Grumman American Aviation Corp|
|Type of operation||Flying Training|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|