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While the aircraft was banked about 45 degrees to the right it struck a tree at a height of 42 feet and, following impact with other trees, it struck the ground in an inverted attitude and a fierce fire broke out.
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General details
Date: 31 March 1975 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1550 EST  
Location:near Walcha Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 17 March 1976  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-28 
Aircraft registration: VH-TPT 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:197002543
Departure time:1318
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