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As part of the final phase of the rating test, the pilot was required to spray a paddock. An inspection of the area to be treated was carried out. During the procedure turn at the end of the second spray run, the nose dropped and the aircraft struck the ground in a near vertical attitude. The pilot had incorrectly assessed the wind direction and had carried out the procedure turns at the end of the spray runs in the wrong direction. In an effort to align the aircraft for the next run, the pilot tightened the turn and the aircraft stalled.

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General details
Date: 14 December 1984 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1620  
Location:6 km SE of Kingaroy Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 07 March 1985 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company 
Aircraft model: 188 
Aircraft registration: VH-FZD 
Type of operation: Flying Training 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Kingaroy QLD
Departure time:1610
Destination:Kingaroy QLD
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Last update 13 May 2014