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During the pull up at the end of a clean up run, a small note pad fell to the floor of the cockpit. The pilot leant forward to retrieve it but almost immediately the aircraft struck the ground. The note pad was used to record spraying details that were not critical to the operation of the aircraft.

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General details
Date: 13 October 1987 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1300  
Location:15 km East of Donald Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 10 March 1988 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Piper Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: PA-25 
Aircraft registration: VH-HMC 
Serial number: 25-7405751 (Marked VH-HMC, but not registered) 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Donald VIC
Departure time:1230
Destination:Donald VIC
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