After a short local flight the aircraft returned to the landing area and made a low run, at a height estimated as between 30 and 100 feet, in a south-easterly direction and passed near the group of persons on the ground. This was followed by a run at a similar height in a north-westerly direction and a further similar run to the south-east. Shortly after passing
near the group of spectators on the third run, a steep climb was commenced and, at the top of the climb, the
left wing dropped until the aircraft was almost inverted, the nose lowered and the aircraft rotated to the left
as it dived towards the ground. The rotation appeared to cease just before the aircraft struck the ground in a
steep nose down attitude and burst into flames.