Aviation safety investigations & reports

Grumman G164A 450 Ag-cat, VH-CCS, Tenterfield NSW, 23 Ausgust 1969

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
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 details

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  
Destination Tenterfield  
Last update 13 May 2014