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Early In the day the pilot flew the aircraft from Bathurst to an airstrip on a property at Hobby's Yards arriving at about 0630 hours. In conjunction with the pilot of another aircraft operating from the same airstrip it was planned to spread superphosphate on a lightly timbered, relatively flat area. The weather was fine, the wind was calm and the visibility was unrestricted. The aircraft took off in a westerly direction and turned right as before to proceed northward to the nearby spreading area. This flight path entailed about 40 feet high, aligned east-west and flying across a line of widely spaced green gum trees, generally situated outside the spreading area. As the aircraft crossed this line of trees it struck the upper limbs of a dead tree which extended some 30 feet above the general height of the green gums. The aircraft crashed to the ground in a steep nose-down the dead tree.
 
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