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The aircraft was engaged in the aerial spotting of sheep and relaying the information by radio to ground mustering parties. When the muster was completed in that area, the aircraft was abserved to climb away, but the pilot's intentions were unknown. The aircraft was not seen again that day and when it had not returned by night a search was commenced. The wreckage was located the following morning near the site where the aircraft had last been observed. The aircraft had struck the ground in a nose low, right wing low attitude with no apparent forward speed. No fault was found with the aircraft that could have contributed to the accident. It is probable that while operating at a low altitude the aircraft had stalled and that the pilot had been unable to effect a recovery in the height available.

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General details
Date: 05 February 1983 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 700 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:4 km East of Urawa Homestead Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Western Australia Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 06 March 1984 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 150 
Aircraft registration: VH-WWM 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Urawa WA
Departure time:0700
Destination:Urawa WA
 
 
 
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