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The pilot was engaged in spraying a crop of lupins. The aircraft was observed to fly from one paddock to another on the property. A short time later a tree in that paddock was observed to be on fire. The wreckage of the aircraft was later found in the paddock. The aircraft had struck the ground in an inverted attitude and was completely burnt out by the ensuing fire. No evidence of aircraft failure or pilot incapacitation was found. The reason for the loss of control leading to the accident could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 16 October 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1035 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:25 Km SW of Tintinara Occurrence type:Loss of control 
State: South Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 28 February 1984 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-25 
Aircraft registration: VH-CDU 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:25 Km SW of Tintinara
Departure time:1035
Destination:Tolmer Rocks Property SA
 
 
 
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