The pilot, who was the general manager of the irrigation property on which the accident occurred, and his
passenger, who was the farm manager of the same property, were on an inspection flight to observe
accumulations of water from recent rain.
The aircraft circled and manoeuvred over various sections of the property at a height of about 500 feet for
approximately fifteen minutes and was then seen to make a shallow descent towards the homestead buildings.
It flew towards a position where two employees were working adjacent to the property workshop and at a
height of some 28 feet while still approaching the workshop area, it struck power cables. The forward
movement of the aircraft was retarded, it nosed up steeply, then rolled to the left and dived to the ground
steeply nose down. Several seconds after impact, the aircraft burst into flames and was completely
destroyed by fire.