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Mr. Pickard flew VH-TSF from Cambridge to the Andover agricultural airstrip at about 0630 hours in company with another Pawnee aircraft and pilot. The two aircraft were assigned to participate in a superphosphate spreading operation covering several properties in the Andover area. At about 0800 hours both pilots made a joint aerial inspection of the properties to be treated and they individually commenced operations at about 0835 hours.
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General details
Date: 10 December 1973 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1910 ESuT  
Location:Andover Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Tasmania  
Release date: 24 December 1974  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-25 
Aircraft registration: VH-TSF 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Agricultural Airstrip
Departure time:1908
Destination:Agricultural Airstrip
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