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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.

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General details
Date: 23 August 1969 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 EST  
Location:Tenterfield Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 04 February 1971 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Grumman American Aviation Corp 
Aircraft model: G-164 
Aircraft registration: VH-CCS 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Tenterfield
Departure time:1515
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