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The aircraft undershot, struck a tree short of the intended landing area and, with the starboard wing torn off by tree impact it swung through 180 degrees and crashed to the ground in a flat attitude some 12 metres beyond the tree. As the pilot assisted the passengers to vacate the aircraft a fire, which was initially apparent in the area of the starboard wing root, developed rapidly.

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General details
Date: 15 October 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1530 EST  
Location:south-west of Kenilworth Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 08 December 1976  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-BKG 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Boondooma
Departure time:1420
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