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The aircraft was observed to head in a northerly direction after take-off. About 20 minutes later, the witness saw the aircraft, which was flying at an altitude of about 80 feet, returning. As he watched, the aircraft appeared to turn to the right and roll inverted, before disappearing behind trees and buildings. The aircraft struck the ground in a steep nose down attitude. The aircraft impacted the ground at about the base turn position. An inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any fault which may have contributed to the occurrence.

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General details
Date: 16 October 1985 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1650(Aprx)  
Location:Norlunga, 14 km SW of Jondaryan Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 04 May 1987 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: J Stevens "Stick Insect" 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Type of operation: Private 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Norlunga QLD
Departure time:1650(Aprx)
Destination:Norlunga QLD
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