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Summary

At 1700 hours Eastern Summer Time on 3 February, 1972 a Beech E33A "Bonanza" aircraft registered VH-TYJ, struck the ground 5 kilometres south of Goulburn, New South Wales. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and subsequent fire and the two occupants were killed. Examination of the wreckage disclosed no evidence of any pre-impact structural failure, malfunction or defect which might have contributed to the accident. The ballast was found to be Intact and fastened in position. The Impact damage indicated that the aircraft had struck the ground in a nose-down attitude of approximately 20 degrees whilst rotating rapidly to the left. The cause of the accident was that the aircraft did not recover from an intentional spin but there is Insufficient evidence available to determine why recovery could not be achieved.
 
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