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The purpose of the flight was to show the passenger the characteristics of a tailwheel aircraft. After a normal approach and touchdown the aircraft was observed to go-around and fly level at a low height above the runway. The aircraft was then seen to climb steeply, stall, and to impact the ground in a steep nose down attitude whilst rotating to the right. No fault was found with the aircraft that could have contributed to the accident. The pilot was inexperienced on the aircraft type and did not maintain adequate flying speed when manoeuvring the aircraft after take-off.

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General details
Date: 18 September 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1610 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Gunnedah Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: New South Wales Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 18 April 1984 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Avions Claude Piel 
Aircraft model: CP100 
Aircraft registration: VH-FWB 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Gunnedah NSW
Departure time:N/A
Destination:Gunnedah NSW
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