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Having completed the sixth and final sortie for the day, the aircraft was observed to be approaching to land into the west and the approach path was rather higher than normal. After descending to a low altitude, overshoot action was initiated and the aircraft was next seen in a steep climbing turn to the right. The left wing dropped and the aircraft began a descending turn to the left, following which it was seen rotating to the right and descending rapidly. The aircraft struck the ground right wing first, cartwheeled through 90 degrees and came to rest 50 feet beyond the first point of impact. The wreckage was located some 720 feet beyond the western end of the strip. There was no fire.
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General details
Date: 08 February 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1946 EST  
Location:Labertouche Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 08 October 1970 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 180 
Aircraft registration: VH-BVL 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Labertouche
Departure time:1925
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