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The pilot had intended carrying out a flight around the property. When he had not returned by nightfall his parents rang neighbours before commencing a search. The wreckage of the aircraft was found two kilometres north-east of the homestead. It had struck the ground while in a steep nose-down attitude, in a paddock with no obstructions in the immediate vicinity. Investigation revealed that the engine throttle cable was broken, however it was not established whether this had occurred before or after the impact. The wreckage distribution was typical of that which follows a stall with insufficient height remaining in which to effect recovery. However, the reason the aircraft apparently stalled could not be determined.

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General details
Date: 24 April 1986 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1700(Aprx)  
Location:30km West of Balranald Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 15 July 1986 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Unknown 
Aircraft model: SVX1 Farmate 
Aircraft registration: Not registered 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Hazelwood Station NSW
Departure time:1700(Aprx)
Destination:Hazelwood Station NSW
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